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Violent Protests Flare for Second Night in Charlotte
Demonstrators clashed for a second night with police in riot gear in Charlotte, a day after police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott.
Demonstrators protest the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday evening, Sept. 21.
Demonstrators clashed for a second night Wednesday with police in riot gear in Charlotte, a day after cops shot and killed Scott, whose family claimed he was simply reading a book. Police say he was armed.
Police and protesters carry a seriously wounded protester into the parking area of the the Omni Hotel. While city officials initially said that a civilian had been fatally shot, they later corrected their statement to say the victim was in critical condition on life support. Officials said the person was shot by a civilian, not a police officer.
With officials refusing to release any video of the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, two starkly different versions have emerged: Police say Scott disregarded repeated demands to drop his gun, while neighborhood residents say he was holding a book, not a weapon, as he waited for his son to get off the school bus.