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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

12 police officers injured in North Carolina protests after a disabled black father-of-seven is shot dead

Twelve police officers have been injured during protests and looting in North Carolina that broke out after a police officer (Picture above left)  fatally shot a black man , Keith Lamont Scott (Right). Brentley Vinson has been identified as the officer who shot Scott. Also black, he has been placed on paid on administrative leave.

 
Scott, 43, a disabled father-of-seven, was shot by a police officer at The Village at College Downs in Charlotte at about 4pm on Tuesday.  Charlotte police had gone to the complex around 4pm looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they saw Scott inside a car.

 The police department issued a statement saying the officers fired their weapons after considering Scott, who was not the suspect but a threat, claiming that he was holding a gun.
"Officers saw Scott get out of the car with a gun and then get back in. When they approached, Scott exited the car with the gun again. At that point, officers deemed the man a threat and at least one fired a weapon."
This was however refuted by his family. Scott's brother and sister said he didn't have a gun and was reading a book in his car while waiting for his son to be dropped off from school. Scott's brother told reporters:
'He was waiting in the car for his son to get from school. The police came with no uniform to determine he was police or not and he just jumped out and yelled "gun" and shot him. I think he shot him four times, I'm not sure, but he's dead.'
Scott's daughter Lyric Scott also live streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook. In the video, she said that her father was parked and reading a book in his car while waiting for a school bus to drop off his son. That the officers tasered and then shot him four times. 'My daddy didn't do nothing. They just pulled up undercover' she said.
Scott, was taken to Carolina's Medical Center, pronounced dead and the protests gained momentum. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department revealed that demonstrators were destroying marked police vehicles and approximately 12 officers had been injured, including one who was hit in the face with a rock. People gathered to protest with some setting fires blocking a major road, and others setting trucks ablaze. Some stole boxes from trucks before police used flash grenades in an attempt to disperse them while another group of protesters tried to break into a Walmart store before police arrived.

Some angry protesters were heard yelling 'Black lives matter,' and 'Hands up, don't shoot!' . They held up a sign saying 'Stop Killing Us' and 'it was a book', making reference to the object. The crowd however reportedly began to disperse after police deployed six to eight cans of tear gas. 
Detectives have also recovered a firearm at the scene and are interviewing witnesses.
More photos below...









late Keith Lamont Scott pictured with his wife

18 comments:

Uju Phil said...

Serves the police officers so right! How cld they hunt down an innocent helpless man? RIP dear one,there's nothing as monstrous as racism! #Evil

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vinna saviour said...

Sad! May his soul rest in peace

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Eze Tony said...

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edDREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Rip....
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ike manuel said...

When will all this killings stop in the US?! This is very much unacceptable

Na me talk am!

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christie benjamin said...

Quite sad!

JOYOUS BABE,Linda Ikeji first Cousin said...

eyaa, this is too sad, rip.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dis would someday escalate into something ugly. Linda take note!

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Vivian Reginalds said...

kai RIP To the dead
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OSINANL said...

RIP TO THE DEAD.... THIS IS SO SAD

LOUBOUTON said...

Where the justice system at when the cops go Rambo? Black lives matter when we talkin' about Philando But all lives matter when we talkin' bout Orlando 49 dead bodies, 83 in France though
They say Alton had a gun, we ain't see it in his hands though We screamin' fuck the police but what about Dallas? All these murders on the news..How we gon' respect the badge if you don't protect and serve? They say life ain't a movie but it's feelin' like The Purge
And this rag in my pocket match the blood in the curb Hear the shots in the hood but can they feel it in the 'burbs? Turn on the news, get seduced by the words And the noose on the black man's neck sounds absurd...Why it take 3 days for Obama to respond? Cause Minnesota 3 days from the White House lawn Trump and Hillary both cons Backstab us like the bullets on in back of LaQuan..We just need a resolution When did being detained become a fuckin' execution? Turn on the news, my stomach turnin' to knots..Moment of silence every time a body drops When the killin' gon' stop?

Musa simon audu said...

RIP

Eleojo Blessing said...

Eyahhh

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