Keith Lamont Scott, who shot and killed by a North Carolina police officer last month, suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen, according to results released Wednesday from an independent autopsy conducted for his family. Attorneys for Scott's family said in a statement that the family "authorized this release of information because, as they have maintained from the very beginning, they are simply seeking transparency." According to the report, Scott suffered gunshot wounds to his left back, left abdomen and left wrist. He also suffered rib and wrist fractures.
Why did you have to take Keith that day? Give us a reason, because everything that you're saying right now, it just makes me angrier each day because I just keep hearing more stuff.Scott's wife, Rakeyia Scott
Scott was shot to death Sept. 20 by a black Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., police officer. The shooting set off two nights of unrest in Charlotte and a series of marches and protests. Scott's wife, Rakeyia Scott, said in an interview excerpt shown Wednesday on "CBS Evening News" that she and her family are still seeking answers from police about the shooting. Police have said that Scott had a gun, which his wife denies. The county medical examiner's autopsy results have not been released. Scott's funeral, which was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew's approach to the South Carolina coast, is scheduled for Friday.