Justin Carr: Man Shot During Charlotte Protest Has Died

Protesters react to a police helicopter during protests in the early hours of Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C., in response to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
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Updated Thursday, Sept. 22, 8:30 p.m. EDT: Justin Carr, 26, a man shot in Charlotte on Wednesday while protesting the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, has died, reports the Charlotte Observer.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police claim they found Carr after "responding to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon."


Before Carr was officially identified, his mother took to Facebook to pray for peace:


Though Charlotte-Mcklenburg PD initially claimed that an officer was not involved in the shooting, many protesters on the ground maintain that the fatal injury was caused by police officers. CMPD has now walked back their initial statement and are investigating the possibility that an officer may have killed Carr.

Charlotte police chief says video being reviewed to see if officer involved in shooting during protests https://t.co/BH2mALeMOA

— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 22, 2016

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Updated Wednesday, Sept. 21, 11:30 p.m. EDT: Despite earlier reports from the city of Charlotte, N.C., and confirmation from Police Chief Kerr Putney, the man shot in Charlotte Wednesday night has not died; he is in critical condition and on life support.

The city of Charlotte has retracted its earlier statement:



A man shot during the second night of protests in Charlotte, N.C., in response to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, has died, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney confirms.


According to reports, the man was not shot by a police officer. Those reports have not been confirmed.

USA Today reports:

Police responded to a call regarding a shooting at about 8:30 p.m. ET Wednesday night and discovered a person with an apparent gunshot wound, police spokeswoman Cindy Wallace said in an email. The person was transported to Carolinas Medical Center, Wallace said.


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