Protest Arise After Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man " Keith Lamont Scott "
|Protest Arise After Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man " Keith Lamont Scott "|
The Charlotte City Council said in a statement that the unidentified man was on life support after what city officials said was a “civilian on civilian” confrontation. The authorities provided no further details.
|Keith Lamont Scott|
The shooting heightened the tension among the demonstrators and the police alike. City officials were quick to say the police had not fired any live rounds, but riot police personnel.
|Police Trying To Block Protesters|
That’s when, authorities claim, the man got out of the vehicle again and “posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject.”
Authorities have identified the shooter as Officer Brentley Vinson, who’s been with the department since 2014. Vinson, who is Black, has been put on paid leave while the case is under investigation.
Protests erupted in the moments following the incident, with more than 100 people gathering at the scene of the shooting. Scott’s daughter recorded the aftermath on Facebook Live, stating, “The police just shot my daddy four times for being Black.”
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief Kerr Putney said the investigation is “preliminary” and both the criminal investigation bureau and internal affairs are involved.