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Source: Picture appears to show gun next to Keith Lamont Scott's body

(Source: Photo provided to WBTV) (Source: Photo provided to WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A source connected to the Keith Lamont Scott case says a photo obtained by WBTV appears to show a gun next to the 43-year-old's body after he was shot Tuesday night. 

The photo shows the gun-shaped object next to a body. 

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Whether or not Scott had a gun has been a bone of contention between protesters, Scott's family and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. 

Scott's family has repeatedly said he did not have a gun. Instead, according to the family, he had a book. That's not the case, according to CMPD Chief Kerr Putney.

"I can tell you a weapon was seized, a handgun," Putney said, "I can also tell you we did not find a book that has been made referenced to."

Protests against Scott's death have continued Wednesday night.

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