Protests Break Out After Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In Charlotte
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WCCB NEWS @ 10’s coverage of the protests in north east Charlotte.
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WCCB’s Courtney Fransisco talks with some of the protestors.
UPDATE: 3:30am: Protesters break into a Walmart on North Tryon Street.
UPDATE: 2am: Protesters shut down both sides of I-85. Rocks being thrown by protesters.
UPDATE: 1:30am: CMPD says 12 officers and three civilian injured in protests.
UPDATE: 11:45pm: Several officers injured during protests in northeast Charlotte, according to CMPD
UPDATE: 11pm: Smoke bombs and tear gas deployed on protesters in northeast Charlotte, sources say.
UPDATE: 10:40pm: Officer injured during protests has been taken to CMC-Main.
The member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department that was involved in the shooting has been identified as Officer Brentley Vinson. As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, Officer Vinson has been placed on paid Administrative Leave. Officer Vinson has been employed with the CMPD since July 21, 2014 and is currently assigned to the Metro Division.
The deceased subject has been identified as Keith Lamont Scott, DOB: 03/02/1973. His family has been notified of his death.
Old Concord Road in northeast Charlotte is shut down as protesters take to the streets following a fatal officer-involved shooting.
Police are wearing riot gear and video shows protesters sitting on police cars and chanting Black Lives Matter.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police say a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in the University area.
The shooting was reported Tuesday afternoon just before 4pm on Old Concord Road near Bonnie Lane and John Kirk Drive.
Police say officers with the Metro Division Crime Reduction Unit were searching for a suspect with an outstanding warrant on him at The Village at College Downs.
Officers say during that search they noticed a subject, later identified as Keith Lamont Scott, inside a vehicle in the apartment complex. Scott exited the vehicle armed with a firearm, according to police. Officers say Scott got back into the vehicle and then the officers started to approach him.
That’s when police say Scott got back out of the vehicle armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking Scott. The officers immediately requested MEDIC and began performing CPR, according to a news release.
Scott was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of the investigation and per department protocol, the officer will be placed on administrative leave.