Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Disabled black man shot dead by police

Keith Lamont Scott, 43, has been shot by police officers who were searching for another unrelated suspect with a warrant and saw him. They claim he was armed while getting out of a vehicle. His daughter has refuted the claims saying her father was disabled and was simply reading a book. He was waiting for his son to get off a school bus. Unfortunately he died after being shot four times.


Police say they saw a man get out of his vehicle with a firearm. Officer Bradley Vinson has been identified as the lone shooter.

The shooting has sparked tense scense with riot police called in deal with protesters in Charlotte.
"Demonstrators surrounded our officers who were attempting to leave the scene," the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said on Twitter, adding that a "civil emergency unit" had been deployed to safely remove them.

The fatal shooting came amid an intense ongoing national debate over the use of deadly force by police, especially against young black men.


Mr Scott's daughter livestreamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook.


 

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