Phone Footage Of Scott Shooting Emerges. Protests Continue Peacefully

As protests begin in other cities, a fourth day of protests in The Queen City remains peaceful.

CHARLOTTE, NC — The deadly shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a CMPD officer on Tuesday has resulted in four days of protest throughout the Charlotte area. While many protests have started peacefully, some have turned violent with instances of rioting, looting, and physical violence. As we go into the fourth night of protests, Charlotte is again on high alert. 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.

Update 12:00am: The protest remains peaceful as the curfew goes into effect.

Update 11pm:

Update 10:45pm: The SBI released an update in reference to the officer-involved shooting investigation in Charlotte.  The statement reads:

On September 20, 2016, Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed after a brief encounter with the police by an on-duty officer of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). On September 22, 2016, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray called in the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) to independently investigate the shooting death of Mr. Scott. The District Attorney called in the SBI at the request of Mr. Scott’s family as permitted under North Carolina General Statue 147-90. This statute allows families whose relative is killed by a law enforcement officer acting in the line of duty to request an investigation by the SBI.

The SBI has dedicated significant resources to investigate this case and will report back to the District Attorney when the investigation is completed. Regarding the video of the event captured by CMPD cameras, CMPD remains the custodian of the original recording and as such has the legal authority to release it. It is understood discussions are actively underway between local officials regarding the release of that video.

The SBI encourages anyone with information to contact us at 1-888-624-7222.

Update 9:40pm: Hillary Clinton has decided to postpone her trip to Charlotte after further discussion with community leaders.  Clinton does not want to impact the City’s resources.  She will plan to visit Charlotte next Sunday, provided circumstances allow.  In the meantime her prayers are with the people of Charlotte during these difficult days.

Update 8:43pm: New cell phone video has emerged on the scene of the officer involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Update 8:30pm:

Update 8pm: Protest march underway in Uptown Charlotte, currently outside the Omni Hotel, where Justin Carr was shot Tuesday night. Protesters chanting “Release the tape.”

Update 7pm: 

Aloft Hotel in the Epicentre is moving all their guests to another hotel to ensure their safety.

Protest marches taking place in Mooresville, NC and Atlanta.

Update 6:27pm: A statement has been given by the attorneys for the family of Keith Lamont Scott regarding family’s release of cellphone video.

Update 5pm: Community leaders, John C Barnett and Pastor Amere May Sr respond after phone video of Keith Lamont Scott’s shooting death is released at the Government Center.

Update: 4:30pm: 

Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will be in Charlotte on Sunday.  More details to come.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts released the following statement regarding the release of the body and dash cam video of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. “I respect the investigative process and I want to ensure the integrity of the independent investigation of the State Bureau of Investigation. I urge it to use every resource at its disposal to get this done and release the information to the public as quickly as possible.”

Update 4pm: Watch the moment when protesters walked out and blocked I-277 while WCCB NEWS @ TEN was live on air Thursday night.

Update 3:30pm: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says all Friday night football games will be played but extra security will be on hand.  The district released the following statement: “The district is working in concert with local law enforcement agencies in Charlotte and surrounding jurisdictions to ensure a safe environment for students and supports at all athletic events.”

Update 1:30pm: The wife of Keith Scott, who was fatally shot by CMPD Officer Brentley Vinson, has released cell phone video taken at the time of the shooting (WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Update 12:26pm: Update from the EpiCenter Charlotte.

Update 12:05pm:

43 People Arrested During Charlotte Protests | PHOTOS

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is calling for the public release of the video related to the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a CMPD officer.

Update 11:55am: Operating hours for SCarowinds tonight will be 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. As a convenience to guests, any tickets originally purchased for tonight will be extended for use through Sunday, October 16. Carowinds will open for daytime operation on Saturday, September 24 at 10 am and the Christian Music Day concert will proceed as scheduled.

Update 11:45am:

Update 11:33am: Mayor Roberts and Chief Putney take questions from the media.

Update 11:30am:

VCAT arrest Rayquan Borum and charged with the murder of Justin Carr.

EpiCenter announces that it will close at 4pm today and Saturday. 5pm Sunday.

Update 11:28am:

Update 11:19am: Chief Putney says this will be his last update on the investigation on the death of Keith Lamont Scott as the case has been turned over to the State Bureau of Investigations.

Update 11:17am: Suspect in the shooting of Justin Carr Tuesday night outside the Omni Hotel in Uptown Charlotte, has been taken into custody.

Update: 11:05am: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and CMPD Chief Kerr Putney talks to the media.

Update: 9:26am: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has issued a statement for students threatening to protest in schools throughout the district today:

“CMS students have a right to peacefully protest, however walking out of class or school is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct which outlines disciplinary consequences.”

CMS Protest

Update: 9:19am: Duke Energy announces that they will resume a regular schedule for employees today.

Update: 8:54am: Following recent riots in Uptown Charlotte and damage to area businesses, the EpiCentre has announced they will reopen today.

No word on how long they will be open today since the curfew is still scheduled to take effect again tonight.

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

Continue to Thursday as it happened.

Watch WCCB NEWS @ TEN Thursday: First Night With A Curfew Remains Peaceful

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