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2016 Charlotte, North Carolina Riots

2016 Charlotte, North Carolina Riots

The Keith Lamont Scott , a 43-year-old black man, occurred on the afternoon of September 20, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Police officers arrived at an apartment complex about a mile from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to search for an unrelated man on an outstanding warrant. However, they saw Scott exit a vehicle with a gun and repeatedly ordered him to drop the gun before he was shot his family lied after the incident and claimed he was reading a book. Officer Brentley Vinson (a black two-year veteran of the police force) was the officer that fatally shot Scott and was placed on paid Administrative leave. [undefined]

The shooting sparked protests three hours after the shooting that continued on into the early morning of the next day and night.



The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Village at College Downs apartment complex on Old Concord Road.

The primary shooter, Brentley Vinson (Police Officer), was not wearing a Body camera at the time of the shooting. [undefined]

Scott was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.


Despite neither woman being at the scene, and the sister being asleep, both Scott's sister and daughter claimed that he was in his car reading a book when he was gunned down by the officer.

[undefined] His wife was present and captured the incident on her cell phone although the vantage point obscures most of the encounter.

She is heard telling her husband "don't do it, don't do it" repeatedly before he is shot.


Protests followed word of the shooting when the victim was identified as Keith Lamont Scott. The protest was organized by Black Lives Matter that blocked Interstate 85. Officer Brentley Vinson was placed on paid administrative leave. [undefined]

What started as a protest turned violent and were met by police in riot gear.

Rioters were hijacking trucks, breaking windows, attacking police, looting, and setting fires.

At the site of the shooting, police vehicles were destroyed and the nearby Walmart ransacked.

After more than 12 officers were injured the use of tear gas was approved to disperse the crowds.

One person was arrested.


One of the protesters named Justin Carr was shot in the head by another protester. After fighting for his life, he was pronounced dead the following morning. Authorities stated that he was shot by another civilian, but word on the streets is that he shot down by an officer. [undefined]


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