First Night With A Curfew Remains Relatively Peaceful

CHARLOTTE, NC — The deadly shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a CMPD officer on Tuesday has resulted in three days of protest. While some protests started peacefully, many have turned violent with instances of rioting, looting, and physical violence Wednesday night, leaving the Queen City on alert for Thursday. WCCB has been covering the events from the beginning and will continue to bring you the latest as it develops. Also follow WCCB on Twitter and Facebook for breaking updates.

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Thursday as it happened:

Update: 6am: The curfew for Charlotte has expired, but will resume again tonight at midnight.

Update: 12:30am: Protests are peaceful at this time. Police say they will only use the curfew as a tool.

Update: 12am: CMPD say 2 officers were sprayed with a chemical agent by protestors.

Update 11pm: Rioters shut down I-277 for a short time. CMPD came out in riot gear and fired tear gas into the crowd. Rioters are now back on city streets.

Update 10pm: WCCB NEWS @ 10 is live from Uptown Charlotte. Watch the coverage above.

Update 9:30pm: 

Mayor Jennifer Roberts has signed an order that will allow police to enforce a curfew in Charlotte. The curfew will be from midnight to 6am.

Several Panthers players including Greg Olsen, Thomas Davis, Tre Boston and Coach Ron Rivera discussed their thoughts on the current protests and unrest in the Queen City.

Update 9pm:

CMPD has named several suspects wanted and arrested for looting during the protests in Charlotte.

Update 8:30pm:

CMPD announced that the march in Charlotte is an unlawful assembly. Arrests will be made if crowd doesn’t disperse.

Update 8pm:

Risk Assessment examined property damage around the city over the last few days due to recent events and compiled the following:

  • Nascar Hall of Fame – Large exterior pane of glass and 1 exterior pane by Glory Rd.
  • CRVA Safety and Security – 9 panes of glass and 1 glass cover damaged.
  • Stonewall Station light rail – glass panels broken, but structurally intact.
  • CTC bus shelter – broken panels and shattered glass panel, but structurally intact.
  • Spectrum Center (previously Time Warner Arena) – 4 glass panes were damaged.

Update 7:45pm: 

Attorneys for family of Keith Lamont Scott have released a statement regarding family’s viewing of police videos.

CMPD have released a statement on the shooting and death of Justin Carr.

Update 7:30pm:

Prayer vigil and peaceful protest underway in Romare Bearden Park.

Update 7pm:

Local clergy gather outside the Omni Hotel where Justin Carr was shot last night.

Victim Shot In Head During Protests In Uptown Charlotte Dies

Update 6:30pm:

Scott Family Enter Police HQ To View Fatal Shooting Video PHOTOS

The “I Love The 90’s” Tour, featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Coolio and Rob Base, scheduled for Friday, September 23, at Time Warner Cable Arena has been re-scheduled for Sunday, December 4 at 7 pm. Tickets purchased for Friday’s original show will be accepted at the December 4 performance.

Update 6pm: 

Update 5:30pm: The Scott family has now seen the video that shows Keith Lamont Scott being shot by a CMPD officer.

Update 5pm: 

Neiman Marcus in South Park to close early at 6pm. SouthPark Mall will remain open until 9pm.

Protests Turn Violent In Uptown Charlotte | PHOTOS

Update 4:30pm:

Reports: Some businesses in South Park closed at 4pm sending their employees home early .

Local clergy speak to media in Romare Bearden Park. Say they will gather at the Government Center in Uptown at 7pm.

Update 4pm: 

Only the Scott family’s lawyers are talking to media, saying the family is too emotional to speak.

Update 3:45pm: Family of Keith Lamont Scott speak to media in front of the courthouse.

Update 3pm: Scott family to hold news conference at 3:45pm in front of the courthouse.

Update 2:30pm:

Panthers players and coach Ron Rivera hold news conference ahead of Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Make comments on the situation in Charlotte. Thomas Davis said “This game absolutely should be played Sunday. I look at football as a way to bring people together.”

More from @Panthers: Ron Rivera: “Playing the game helps to bring some normalcy.” Ron Rivera proud of team leaders Davis and Olsen on recent events, agrees that last couple of days don’t define what Charlotte is.

News conference with Gov. Pat McCrory at CMPD headquarters.

Update 2pm: 

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch has released a statement about the recent events in Charlotte.

The Charlotte Knights have canceled Family Movie Night on Friday September 23rd due to the “rise in tensions” over the past 48 hours.

Update 1:50pm: Governor Pat McCrory announces that he will speak at 2:30pm at CMPD headquarters.

Update 1:30pm: 

Michael Jordan releases statement.

The Fillmore Charlotte says tonight’s ‘Cherub’ show will be postponed and rescheduled for February 24, 2017.

Bob Morgan, Charlotte Chamber CEO and president, discussing current events in Charlotte:

Update 1pm:

News conference from the NAACP. Call to meet for peaceful protest outside the Omni hotel at 6pm.

NFL Releases Statement Regarding Sunday’s Game Between The Panthers And Vikings

Update 12:30pm:

UNC Charlotte Center City will close at 5pm as a precaution. There will be no evening classes. (see release on Twitter)

CMPD says the reports on social media about protestors at SouthPark mall are inaccurate. Officers are patrolling area around Fairview and Sharon Rd.

Update 10:30am:

Victim Shot In Head During Protests In Uptown Charlotte Identified

News conference with Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and CMPD Chief Kerr Putney

Update 10am: Damage After Wednesday Night Riots In Charlotte | PHOTOS

Watch WCCB NEWS @ TEN Wednesday: Second Day Of Protests Turn Violent

Watch WCCB NEWS @ TEN Tuesday: Protests Break Out After Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In Charlotte

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