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Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting

After Keith Lamont Scott was fatally gunned down by police, the governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests in Charlotte.

The governor expressed to many media outlets that “he wants to support police:”

Late Wednesday night, reports surfaced that one protester shot in the demonstrations is in critical condition, while a cop was injured in the altercations, according to CNN.

We previously reported protests erupted in Charlotte after Scott, 43, was fatally wounded by police. Eyewitnesses said he was reading a book in his car, while police claim he was wielding a gun when shots were fired.

Protesters took to the streets in the wake of the tragedy, shutting down Interstate 85 and looting a Walmart, according to local news site WCNC.

This story is developing.



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