Charlotte police shooting: 1 death, 2 different narratives


One person was shot and critically wounded, though city officials insist the shooting was civilian-on-civilian.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown is among the places damaged during the riot.

The National Guard and state police will protect buildings and infrastructure so the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police can "focus on the people who are committing crimes, who are damaging property and assaulting our people", he said.

Citing, "ongoing civil unrest", Bank of America, whose corporate headquarters are in Charlotte, told its employees not to come to work in its uptown offices, the Charlotte Observer reported. Mayor Jennifer Roberts told ABC's "Good Morning America" that officials were considering a curfew.

The U.S. Justice Department was sending a group of trained peacekeepers to Charlotte to help resolve conflicts.

The demonstrators have been demanding answers in Scott's killing, with some carrying signs that read "Release the tapes". Police claim that Scott was holding a handgun and refused commands to drop it before being shot. Scott's friends and family claim he was holding a book. Just minutes earlier, a CMPD source confirmed to NBC Charlotte that a witness' photo from the shooting scene showed what investigators are calling the gun Scott had in his possession at the time of his shooting.

Putney says the video does not definitively show Keith Scott pointing a gun at anyone.

The Hornets owner said, "In light of the tragic events of the past three days, it is more important than ever that we restore calm and come together, as a community, in peaceful demonstration and conversation, and in constructive and non-violent ways".

But Crutcher's family said video shows the window was closed and that he had his hands on the auto to show he had no gun.

"In most states, even when footage is public record, there's a loophole that enables law enforcement to decide whether they want to share in the first place", she explained.

Scott was shot as he walked slowly backward with his hands by his side, Bamberg said.

Putney started the news conference on Thursday by saying, "I'm not here to defend a position, I am here to get you information".

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Wednesday afternoon The Village at College Downs complex where the shooting happened friends and neighbors say this is a case of he said she said at its absolute worst.

Charlotte Medic tweeted that the person was injured Wednesday night but didn't give details.

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Demonstrators sit on a street during a protest of Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Protesters say: Police may have profiled Scott because of his race.

"I don't have a time frame", she said.

As WFAE's Gwendolyn Glenn explained, there was tension in the city past year over a 2013 police shooting of a black man. Just this week, Tulsa police let the public see video of the disputed September 16 shooting, though the footage left important questions unanswered.

According to Putney, Officer Brentley Vinson, the man identified as the officer who opened fire, was not wearing a body camera, but other uniformed officers on scene were.

Calls for police to release the video have increased along with the violent protests, but the police chief has resisted.

"I would like to think that but I can tell you this. there's your truth, my truth and the truth", the police chief said.

Several businesses in uptown and near the Epicentre were looted and broken into last night as several people protested the shooting death of Keith Scott.

The Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, called for the "full release of all facts available", and said NAACP officials planned to meet with city officials and members of Scott's family on Thursday.

After watching the videos, the family again has more questions than answers. As they approached, Scott exited the vehicle armed with the firearm. Medics were immediately called, but he was pronounced dead when they arrived. "For those who wish to protest, we urge you to do so peacefully".