Tear gas fills the streets of Charlotte after police shoot Keith Lamont Scott.

Police shooting of 43-year-old disabled Keith Lamont Scott sparks protests in Charlotte.

  • Scott was shot while officers were trying to serve a warrant on another individual.

  • Police claim Scott had a gun, which his family denies.

  • Officer Brentley Vinson has been named as the officer responsible and is now on paid administrative leave.

  • Protesters took to the street following the shooting.

  • Police were using tear gas and flash grenades against protesters.

Tear gas filled the streets of Charlotte after police shoot Keith Lamont Scott. The shooting occurred on Tuesday afternoon and spawned a large group of angry citizens to take to the streets.

Live video shows police using tear gas and flash grenades on protesters.

Live video from WSB-TV on their Facebook page showed cops and police clashing in the streets of Charlotte Tuesday night. From the news helicopter, police were seen using both tear gas and flash grenades on the angry crowd.

Mills Shaka Zulu Gill also had a livestream going on Facebook Live showing the crowd’s perspective. Gill’s livestream showed the streets covered in a thick smoke as police continued to use tear gas against the large group of protesters.

At one point, a protester was seen being pulled off to the side of the road as police descended upon the crowd. One police car was shown being removed by a tow truck, reportedly being damaged by the crowd, and a second police SUV was seen damaged as well.

Protesters gathered in the street following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Keith Lamont Scott was shot while Charlotte police were attempting to execute an arrest warrant on a different suspect.

At roughly 4:00 pm, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on someone other than Scott. While conducting the warrant, police claim they saw Scott in his car.

Police claim that as they were attempting to issue the arrest warrant at The Village at College Downs apartment complex when “Officers observed a subject inside a vehicle in the apartment complex.”

In a press release, police claimed “The subject exited the vehicle armed with a firearm. Officers observed the subject get back into the vehicle at which time they began to approach the subject.”

“The subject got back out of the vehicle armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject.”

Family of Scott claim that the officer who shot the 43-year-old man was undercover in street clothes.

The officer who fired the shot that killed Scott has been identified as Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Brentley Vinson. The family of Scott claims that Vinson was undercover and not in uniform when the shooting occurred.

Charlotte police have neither denied or confirmed that Vinson was in street clothes at the time of the shooting, At this time, Vinson has been placed on paid administrative leave, normal protocol for the department. The shooting is being investigated by homicide unit.

Scott’s family claims that he was unarmed when he was shot.

Police claim that a gun was found at the scene. A claim that the family of Scott is strongly disputing.

Scott’s family say the 43-year-old disabled father of seven was reading a book in his car while waiting for his son to be dropped off when he was shot and killed by Vinson.

Police claimed to have called for a medic immediately following the shooting and began performing CPR. Scott was pronounced legally dead after being taken to Carolinas Medical Center.

Police say they found a gun at the scene of the shooting, another claim that Scott’s family strongly disputes. They claim that Scott did not have a gun at the time of the shooting.Scott marks the sixth shooting this year by Charlotte police. The five prior shootings were all declared to be justified.



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Meko Haze is an independent journalist by day... and an independent journalist by night.

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