Sources: Keith Scott’s fingerprints, DNA found on gun at Charlotte police shooting scene

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Rakeyia Scott
In this image taken from video recorded by Rakeyia Scott on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, her husband, Keith Lamont Scott, center, stands amid Charlotte police cars and other vehicles moments before he is shot by a police officer in Charlotte, N.C. In the video of the deadly encounter, Rakeyia Scott repeatedly tells officers her husband, who is black, is not armed and pleads with them not to shoot him as they shout at him to drop a gun. The video does not show clearly whether Scott had a gun. (Rakeyia Scott/Curry Law Firm via AP)

Sources: Keith Scott’s fingerprints, DNA found on gun at Charlotte police shooting scene

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Rakeyia Scott
In this image taken from video recorded by Rakeyia Scott on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, her husband, Keith Lamont Scott, center, stands amid Charlotte police cars and other vehicles moments before he is shot by a police officer in Charlotte, N.C. In the video of the deadly encounter, Rakeyia Scott repeatedly tells officers her husband, who is black, is not armed and pleads with them not to shoot him as they shout at him to drop a gun. The video does not show clearly whether Scott had a gun. (Rakeyia Scott/Curry Law Firm via AP)

Keith Scott's fingerprints, DNA and blood were found on a gun recovered at the scene of Tuesday's officer-involved shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, police sources told WSOC reporter Mark Becker.

Scott was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer in University City.

Police said they have video of the shooting, but they will not release it for fear that it will jeopardize the investigation.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said she believes that the video should be released, but she said it's a matter of timing.

Asked if she saw a gun in the video of Scott being shot, Roberts answered: "There were two videos I was able to see, (and) the visual clarity made those videos inconclusive."

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney said police have handed over the investigation to the State Bureau of Investigation, but he was still fielding questions at a news conference Friday about the video and why police haven't released it.

Scott's family saw at least one video Thursday that shows the moments leading up to the shooting. The family has called for it to be released.

Putney said he has seen two videos, presumably the same ones, and he said they are inconclusive.

"I know there's at least one bodycam and one dashcam that I've reviewed. We're still working through all others involved," Putney said.

He stood by his decision not to release them.

"If I were to put it out indiscriminately and it doesn't give you good context, it can inflame the situation and make it even worse. It will exacerbate the backlash. It will increase the distrust," Putney said.  

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