NBC Charlotte is reporting Thursday evening that the man who was shot by another civilian as demonstrators marched through the city in protest of the officer-involved shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott has died.
Man shot at Charlotte protest has died https://t.co/dDbfVfgymB pic.twitter.com/CeO4IwoEXG
— Michael King (@mhking) September 22, 2016
Police had issued a report Wednesday evening that the man had died, but later issued a correction, saying that he was in an intensive care unit in critical condition. Reporters had claimed he had been shot in the head in front of the Omni Charlotte Hotel by another civilian.
@mhking @BiasedGirl Man shot at Charlotte RIOT has died. You spelled riot wrong.
— K Ham (@keithfhamilton) September 22, 2016
@keithfhamilton @mhking @BiasedGirl Awful. So that's 2 black lives who have been taken by black lives to be clear on what matters.
— Casual Observer (@ProsFB) September 22, 2016
@mhking I'm very sorry to read this.
— Carla Moar (@CBMoar) September 22, 2016
Writing in The Daily Beast, Ryan James gives a first-person account of the shooting incident that has now proved fatal.
Update: Charlotte tweeted an unnamed victim dead, later said on life support. Less than 24 hours later, he was dead. https://t.co/y5HOW7rikD pic.twitter.com/PCVsrcYSLY
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 22, 2016
James, who witnessed the shooting, writes:
Around 8:30 p.m., a civilian fired a pistol indiscriminately into a crowd of dozens outside the hotel, turned and ran, leaving a man laying on the ground in a pool of blood on the sidewalk. There was a loud pop, then panic and confusion. Standing about 10 yards away, I looked down the barrel of a pistol. Several people were screaming, saying someone was shot in the head and a crowd quickly formed around the victim, a black male.
The shooter, a black male, was standing at the intersection of East Trade and South College streets with the weapon still aimed. He turned and ran. Emergency personnel arrived about five minutes later.
The shooting occurred on the second night of looting, vandalism, and rioting in Charlotte following Scott’s death Tuesday. Police said that four officers were injured Wednesday night, and several journalists were assaulted as well.
4 officers injured during demonstration. All non- life threatening
— CMPD News (@CMPD) September 22, 2016
That was actually an improvement over Tuesday night, when a dozen police officers were reported injured, mostly by debris thrown by rioters.
Approximately 12 officers injured. One officer hit in face with a rock
— CMPD News (@CMPD) September 21, 2016
Despite the 8:30 p.m. shooting on a street crowded with protest marchers, rioting continued for many hours afterward, with police deploying tear gas in an attempt to break up the crowd.
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Police have opened a homicide investigation and identified the gunshot victim as Justin Carr, 26.
Justin Carr, 26, who was shot during last night's #CharlotteProtest, has died. Police say a homicide investigation is underway. pic.twitter.com/sUo6DuPbDj
— Natalie DiBlasio (@ndiblasio) September 23, 2016
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