The picture is becoming more clear in what appears to be a justified fatal OIS involving an armed black man.
Most importantly, the false information put out by the suspect’s daughter that he was unarmed and was ‘reading a book’ were finally dispelled during this morning’s press conference held by Charlotte city leaders. Video of the suspect’s daughter, Lyric Youradorable Scott, inciting protesters during the aftermath is below.
After arriving to serve a warrant on a wanted criminal, officers encountered the Keith Lamont Scott who exited his vehicle with a gun in his hand.
As officers approached, Scott briefly went back into his car, before getting back out, still armed.
Scott then refused officers’ ‘loud, clear commands’ to drop his weapon and was shot and killed by the officers.
The officers were in plain clothes but were wearing vests that were marked ‘POLICE,’ according to officials.
The Charlotte-Mecklenberg officer who killed Scott has unofficially been identified as Brentley Vinson, who is also black.
Following the shooting protests turned to riots as 16 police officers were injured, highways were blocked, stores and semi-trucks were looted and fires were set.
The officers were injured by rocks and other projectiles being thrown at them as well as physical confrontations with rioters.
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