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.
41 Black Men & Youths Who Were Killed By Police
1. Anthony Lamar Smith, 24Source:Getty 1 of 41
2. Ramarley Graham, 18Source:Getty 2 of 41
3. Manuel Loggins Jr., 31Source:Getty 3 of 41
4. Trayvon Martin, 17Source:Getty 4 of 41
5. Wendell Allen, 20Source:Getty 5 of 41
6. Kendrec McDade, 19Source:Getty 6 of 41
7. Larry Jackson Jr., 32Source:Getty 7 of 41
8. Jonathan Ferrell, 24Source:Getty 8 of 41
9. Jordan Baker, 26Source:Getty 9 of 41
10. Victor White lll, 22Source:Getty 10 of 41
11. Dontre Hamilton, 31Source:Getty 11 of 41
12. Eric Garner, 43Source:Getty 12 of 41
13. John Crawford lll, 22Source:Getty 13 of 41
14. Michael Brown, 18Source:Getty 14 of 41
15. Ezell Ford, 25Source:Getty 15 of 41
16. Dante Parker, 36Source:Getty 16 of 41
17. Kajieme Powell, 25Source:Getty 17 of 41
18. Laquan McDonald, 17Source:Getty 18 of 41
19. Akai Gurley, 28Source:Getty 19 of 41
20. Tamir Rice, 12Source:Getty 20 of 41
21. Rumain Brisbon, 34Source:Getty 21 of 41
22. Jerame Reid, 36Source:Getty 22 of 41
23. Charly Keunang, 43Source:Getty 23 of 41
24. Tony Robinson, 19Source:Getty 24 of 41
25. Walter Scott, 50Source:Getty 25 of 41
26. Freddie Gray, 25Source:Getty 26 of 41
27. Brendon Glenn, 29Source:Getty 27 of 41
28. Samuel DuBose, 43Source:Getty 28 of 41
29. Christian Taylor, 19Source:Getty 29 of 41
30. Jamar Clark, 24Source:Getty 30 of 41
31. Mario Woods, 26Source:Getty 31 of 41
32. Quintonio LeGrier, 19Source:Getty 32 of 41
33. Gregory Gunn, 58Source:Getty 33 of 41
34. Akiel Denkins, 24Source:Getty 34 of 41
35. Alton Sterling, 37Source:Getty 35 of 41
36. Philando Castile, 32Source:Getty 36 of 41
37. Terrence Sterling, 31Source:Getty 37 of 41
38. Terence Crutcher, 40Source:Getty 38 of 41
39. Keith Lamont Scott, 43Source:Getty 39 of 41
40. Alfred Olango, 38Source:Getty 40 of 41
41. Jordan Edwards, 15Source:Getty 41 of 41