UPDATE: Tuesday, September 20, 10:50 P.M. EST
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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.
40 Black Men & Youths Who Were Killed By Police
1. Amadou Diallo, 221 of 38
2. Sean Bell, 23Source:Instagram 2 of 38
3. Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., 68Source:Instagram 3 of 38
4. Ramarley Graham, 18Source:Instagram 4 of 38
5. Trayvon Martin, 17Source:Getty 5 of 38
6. Mohamed Bah, 27Source:Instagram 6 of 38
7. Kimani Gray, 167 of 38
8. Jonathan Ferrell, 24Source:Instagram 8 of 38
9. Victor White III, 22Source:Instagram 9 of 38
10. Dontre Hamilton, 31Source:Instagram 10 of 38
11. Eric Garner, 43Source:Instagram 11 of 38
12. John Crawford, 22Source:Instagram 12 of 38
13. Omar Abrego, 3713 of 38
14. Michael Brown Jr, 18Source:Instagram 14 of 38
15. Ezell Ford, 25Source:Getty 15 of 38
16. Dante Parker, 36Source:Getty 16 of 38
17. Kajieme Powell, 25Source:Instagram 17 of 38
18. Darrien Hunt, 22Source:Instagram 18 of 38
19. Jack Jacquez, 2719 of 38
20. Akai Gurley, 28Source:Getty 20 of 38
21. Tamir Rice, 12Source:Instagram 21 of 38
22. Tony Robinson, 19Source:Instagram 22 of 38
23. Walter Scott, 5023 of 38
24. Freddie Gray, 25Source:Instagram 24 of 38
25. Ronald "RJ" Williams, 23Source:Instagram 25 of 38
26. Michael Sabbie, 35Source:Instagram 26 of 38
27. Delrawn Small, 3727 of 38
28. Alton Sterling, 37Source:Instagram 28 of 38
29. Philando Castile, 32Source:Instagram 29 of 38
30. Gregory Frazier, 5630 of 38
31. Tyre King, 13Source:Instagram 31 of 38
32. Terence Crutcher, 40Source:Instagram 32 of 38
33. Keith Lamont Scott, 43Source:Instagram 33 of 38
34. Alfred Olango, 38Source:Instagram 34 of 38
35. Reginald Thomas, 36Source:Instagram 35 of 38
36. Carnell Snell Jr., 18Source:Instagram 36 of 38
37. Joshua Beal, 2537 of 38
38. Kajuan Raye, 1938 of 38