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putney– Photo: Kerr Putney, the chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina, addressing the news media on Wednesday in Charlotte. 

On Tuesday night, 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Brentley Vinson in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Both Scott and Officer Vinson and black, but the shooting nonetheless sparked Black Lives Matter protests which focused the eyes of the world on Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charlotte police originally went to the complex at approximately 4pm, looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant. Scott was not the suspect, but was observed getting out of his vehicle with a gun, before reentering the vehicle moments later. Officers approached the vehicle and Scott once again exited with the weapon in hand. After repeated orders by Police to drop his firearm, Scott was shot and killed.

Scott’s family and Black Lives Matter protestors claim that Scott was “disabled” and was killed while he was peacefully reading a book inside his vehicle. Police have recovered a firearm from the scene, but no books were found on-site. Local protests quickly began and it did not take long for the “peaceful” protests to turn violent.



Police in riot gear responded to protests in Charlotte, N.C., after the shooting death of Keith L. Scott on Tuesday. Kerr Putney, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief, said Mr. Scott had a gun. His family said he was holding a book.

By ELSA BUTLER and YARA BISHARA on Publish Date September 21, 2016. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images. Watch in Times Video »



Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/keith-scott-sho…


Police Department Spokesman Keith Trietley: http://abc30.com/new…ooting/1520516/

Scott’s Mother Vernita Walker: http://www.newstimes…ing-9235990.php

Scott’s Unnamed Brother: http://heavy.com/new…k-lives-matter/

Scott’s Daughter Lyric Scott: https://www.youtube….h?v=FFRIbmUb83U

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney: http://nypost.com/20…shooting-chief/

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts: http://www.wsoctv.co…-city/448050164

Unnamed Female Tractor-Trailer Driver: http://dailycaller.c…-trailer-audio/

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney: https://www.conserva…ity-to-stand-up

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory: http://www.13newsnow…ook-1/323046087

Attorney General Loretta Lynch: http://www.theroot.c…h-lamont-scott/

Charlotte NAACP President Corine Mack: http://ktla.com/2016…olent-protests/

ACLU: http://www.acluofnor…t-shooting.html

NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.c…eatedly-n651846

CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.c…-release-video/

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney: http://www.cbsnews.c…-release-video/

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