CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A cellphone camera video made by the wife of Keith L. Scott before he was fatally shot by police here shows the moments before and after the incident, including the wife's pleas to her husband to get out of his truck, and her pleas to the police not to shoot him.

But the video, which was given to The New York Times by attorneys for the family Friday, does not include a view of the shooting itself. Nor does it answer the crucial question of whether Scott had a gun, as the police have maintained.

Justin Bamberg, who, along with Eduardo Curry, is representing the family, said in an interview Friday that the video did not prove that the shooting was either justified or unjustified. Rather, he said, it offered "another vantage point" of the incident. He said he hoped the Police Department would release is own videos of the shooting, as protesters have been demanding since it took place Tuesday afternoon.

The lawyers said the cellphone video was shot by Rakeyia Scott, Scott's wife, Tuesday afternoon. Scott had parked his car in a visitor's space in their apartment complex, where he often waited for one of his children to return home on a bus. The police were there to serve a warrant on someone else.

The lawyers said Scott had come out of the apartment with a cellphone charger for her husband and noticed that police officers were around the truck.

The video, more than two minutes long, begins with shaking images of grass and the voice, apparently that of an officer, shouting, "Hands Up!"

City officials have refused to release the police video of the shooting, saying they do not want to impede their investigation.

The following is a transcript of the video, which contains offensive language:

OFFICER: Hands up!

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Don't shoot him. Don't shoot him. He has no weapon. He has no weapon. Don't shoot him.

OFFICER: Don't shoot. Drop the gun. Drop the fucking gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Don't shoot him. Don't shoot him.

OFFICER: Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: He didn't do anything.

OFFICER: Drop the gun. Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: He doesn't have a gun. He has a TBI. (Traumatic Brain Injury).

OFFICER: Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: He is not going to do anything to you guys.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: He just took his medicine.

OFFICER: Drop the gun. Let me get a fucking baton over here. [muffled]

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Keith, don't let them break the windows. Come on out the car.

OFFICER: [muffled]

OFFICER: Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Keith! Don't you do it.

OFFICER: Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Keith, get out the car. Keith! Keith! Don't you do it! Don't you do it! Keith!

OFFICER: Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Keith! Keith! Keith! Don't you do it! [SHOTS]

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Fuck. Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him? He better not be fucking dead. He better not be fucking dead. I know that fucking much. I know that much. He better not be dead. I'm not going to come near you. I'm going to record, though. I'm not coming near you. I'm going to record, though. He better be alive because … I come. You better be alive. How about that? Yes, we here, over here at 50 … 50 … 9453 Lexington Court. These are the police officers that shot my husband, and he better live. He better live. Because he didn't do nothing to them.

OFFICER: Is everybody good? Are you good?

RAKEYIA SCOTT: He good. Nobody … touch nobody, so they're all good.

OFFICER: You good?

RAKEYIA SCOTT: I know he better live. I know he better live. How about that I'm not coming to you guys, but he'd better live. He better live. You all hear it, you see this, right? He better live.

OFFICER: [muffled]

RAKEYIA SCOTT: He better live. I swear, he better live. Yep, he better live. He better fucking live. He better live. Where is … He better fucking live, and I can't even leave the damn … I ain't going nowhere. I'm staying in the same damn spot. What the fuck. That's OK did you all call the police? I mean, did you all call an ambulance