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A Black Man Was Shot Last Night In North Carolina And In Other News Water Is Wet

Keith Lamont Scott

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Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shot dead by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Tuesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD said undercover cops were looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they encountered Scott – who was not the suspect they sought – and claimed he was carrying a gun. The CMPD issued a statement saying officers felt Scott was a threat and that is why opened fire. However, Scott’s family has claimed he was unarmed and was merely reading a book in his car while waiting for his son. According to WCCB, the officer who shot Scott, Brentley Vinson, who is also black, has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

Following the incident on Tuesday night, police in riot gear confronted protesters and deployed tear gas to disperse the crowds. Police said 12 officers were injured during the protests, including one who was hit in the face with a rock.

Scott’s daughter, Lyric Scott, live streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook, during which she says that her father was parked and reading a book in his car while waiting for a school bus to drop off his son. “My daddy didn’t do nothing. They just pulled up undercover,” said Lyric Scott. Scott’s daughter also mentioned that Scott was disabled and claimed that officers had first tasered him and then shot him four times:

Scott’s brother also weighed in, speaking to a local news station:

Scott’s niece also posted a video of Scott dancing on Facebook:


Who was Keith Lamont Scott?

Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was a disabled father of seven living in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.


What Happened?

Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shot dead by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Tuesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD said undercover cops were looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they encountered Scott – who was not the suspect they sought – and claimed he was carrying a gun. The CMPD issued a statement saying officers felt Scott was a threat and that is why opened fire.

On Tuesday night, police in riot gear confronted protesters and deployed tear gas to disperse the crowds.Police said 12 officers were injured during the protests, including one who was hit in the face with a rock

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