Protests in NC after black man fatally shot by police
The police officer was also black, and police say the victim was armed.
Witnesses said the man who was killed, Keith Lamont Scott, was unarmed.
The shooting ― the sixth Charlotte-Mecklenburg police killing of a civilian in the past year ― happened just before 4 p.m. at an apartment complex roughly a mile from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers were searching at the complex for someone else who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, police said in a statement.
During the search, officers said they saw a man exit a vehicle with a firearm, then get back inside. When police approached, 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,” according to the police statement.
Police said they called a medic and administered CPR. Scott, 43, died at the hospital.