SHALLOTTE, NC (WECT) - WECT has obtained new video that appears to show the moments leading up to a trooper-involved shooting.
The video was sent into WECT by Natasha Daniels, who said the video was sent to her by someone there the night that 28-year-old Brandon Lovell Webster was shot by N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper S.A. Collins in Shallotte this past Tuesday.
Daniels said she decided to release the video because she wanted the public to see what happened that night.
In the video, the shouted words are difficult to discern, but you can hear someone shout: “Stop. I’ll shoot you *********. Stop."
A few seconds later, a truck accelerates followed by the sound of two gunshots.
The video begins 14 seconds before gunshots are heard, and immediately pans to the ground after the shots.
Webster later died at a local hospital. Trooper S.A. Collins, who initiated the traffic stop, has been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation, per department policy.
A spokesperson for the State Highway Patrol said that Collins discharged his firearm as “the violator vehicle accelerated towards him, fleeing the scene.”
In a 911 call released about the incident, a woman said, “I guess when the truck pulled in (to the store) the cop was trying to pull them over, and they somehow backed out and pulled out and the cop started shooting at them because the cop told them to stop, you know… they just ran."
A candlelight vigil will held for Brandon Webster on Sunday night at 6:30. More details on that event can be found here.
When contacted for comment about the video, the SBI Public Information Officer said they had no response other than the investigation into the matter is ongoing.
We have reached out the N.C. State Highway Patrol Public Information Office for a statement about the video.
This is a developing story. Check back with WECT both on-air and online and we gather more information.