UPDATE: Tuesday, September 20, 10:50 P.M. EST
Officer Brentley Vinson was identified as the cop who fatally shot Scott. According to WCNC, Vinson is Black.
Protesters continue to gather in the area calling for justice. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department, one officer sustained injuries.
According to tweets by Adam Rhew, Charlotte Magazine’s associate editor, police deployed tear gas on protesters gathered near the scene of the crime.
The live stream video posted by the woman who claimed to be the shooting victim’s daughter is no longer available.
This story is developing.
SOURCES: WCNC, Twitter
Police shot and killed a Black man at a Charlotte, North Carolina apartment complex Tuesday during a search for a suspect on an outstanding warrant according to WSOCTV.
According to USA Today, police observed an unidentified man inside of a vehicle. Police say he exited with a firearm and then re-entered the car. Officers say when they approached the vehicle, they considered the man a dangerous threat, fatally shooting him. Authorities rushed the man to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave. According to WCNC, police recovered a firearm and are interviewing witnesses who were at the scene.
The man has not been identified, and relatives say he was disabled and unarmed. He was waiting in the car for his son to be dropped off after school. According to a video recorded at the scene by the man’s daughter, he had a book in his hand at the time of the shooting.
The daughter, ripe with anger and grief, live streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook after learning her father had been shot. (Editor’s note: The video contains violent and sexually explicit language.)
According to the man’s brother who was interviewed on the scene, the man was shot four times by a plainclothes officer.
“He was waiting on his son to get from school and police came out with no — he didn’t have on no uniform to determine if he was a police or not — he was an undercover and he just jumped out and yelled ‘gun’ and shot at him,” the brother of the man killed told WCNC. “I think they shot him four times, I’m not sure, but he’s dead,” he continued.
Protesters have gathered near the scene, according to reports. (Editor’s note: The video below also contains explicit language.)
The shooting occurred near the third anniversary of Jonathan Ferrell’s shooting death. Ferrell, a 24-year-old former Florida A&M football player was shot and killed by Randall Kerrick, a White Charlotte officer, on September 14, 2013 after he sought help in a car wreck. A jury acquitted Kerrick in an 8-4 decision, failing to find him guilty of voluntary manslaughter. The city paid the Ferrell family $2.25 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit, The Charlotte Observer reports.
This story is developing.
49 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police
1. Jemel Roberson, 261 of 49
2. DeAndre Ballard, 232 of 49
3. Botham Shem Jean, 263 of 49
4. Antwon Rose Jr., 174 of 49
5. Robert Lawrence White, 415 of 49
6. Anthony Lamar Smith, 24Source:Getty 6 of 49
7. Ramarley Graham, 18Source:Getty 7 of 49
8. Manuel Loggins Jr., 31Source:Getty 8 of 49
9. Trayvon Martin, 17Source:Getty 9 of 49
10. Wendell Allen, 20Source:Getty 10 of 49
11. Kendrec McDade, 19Source:Getty 11 of 49
12. Larry Jackson Jr., 32Source:Getty 12 of 49
13. Jonathan Ferrell, 24Source:Getty 13 of 49
14. Jordan Baker, 26Source:Getty 14 of 49
15. Victor White lll, 22Source:Getty 15 of 49
16. Dontre Hamilton, 31Source:Getty 16 of 49
17. Eric Garner, 43Source:Getty 17 of 49
18. John Crawford lll, 22Source:Getty 18 of 49
19. Michael Brown, 18Source:Getty 19 of 49
20. Ezell Ford, 25Source:Getty 20 of 49
21. Dante Parker, 36Source:Getty 21 of 49
22. Kajieme Powell, 25Source:Getty 22 of 49
23. Laquan McDonald, 17Source:Getty 23 of 49
24. Akai Gurley, 28Source:Getty 24 of 49
25. Tamir Rice, 12Source:Getty 25 of 49
26. Rumain Brisbon, 34Source:Getty 26 of 49
27. Jerame Reid, 36Source:Getty 27 of 49
28. Charly Keunang, 43Source:Getty 28 of 49
29. Tony Robinson, 19Source:Getty 29 of 49
30. Walter Scott, 50Source:Getty 30 of 49
31. Freddie Gray, 25Source:Getty 31 of 49
32. Brendon Glenn, 29Source:Getty 32 of 49
33. Samuel DuBose, 43Source:Getty 33 of 49
34. Christian Taylor, 19Source:Getty 34 of 49
35. Jamar Clark, 24Source:Getty 35 of 49
36. Mario Woods, 26Source:Getty 36 of 49
37. Quintonio LeGrier, 19Source:Getty 37 of 49
38. Gregory Gunn, 58Source:Getty 38 of 49
39. Akiel Denkins, 24Source:Getty 39 of 49
40. Alton Sterling, 37Source:Getty 40 of 49
41. Philando Castile, 32Source:Getty 41 of 49
42. Terrence Sterling, 31Source:Getty 42 of 49
43. Terence Crutcher, 40Source:Getty 43 of 49
44. Keith Lamont Scott, 43Source:Getty 44 of 49
45. Alfred Olango, 38Source:Getty 45 of 49
46. Jordan Edwards, 15Source:Getty 46 of 49
47. Stephon Clark, 2247 of 49
48. Danny Ray Thomas, 3448 of 49
49. DeJuan Guillory, 2749 of 49
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