Crowds grew again on Thursday night in Charlotte, North Carolina over the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
The midnight curfew came and went with demonstrators still on the street; CNN said they were allowed to remain as long as they stayed peaceful. On Friday, a cell phone video filmed by Rakeyia Scott, the wife of the slain Keith Lamont Scott, was released; it does not show the shooting of her husband but shows the moments leading up to it. Gunfire is heard on camera. You can watch that video and learn more about it here.
Watch CNN live streaming coverage of the unrest below (click to watch the live CNN coverage from Charlotte despite the debate thumbnail. If you click play, the video will stream the live Charlotte coverage):
National Guard troops were guarding the outside of the jail on Thursday and marchers were confronting them on the steps.
Wednesday’s riots were chaotic and violent, escalating from the disorder on Tuesday. One demonstrator, Justin Carr, was shot and killed in the crowd, although who killed him (a civilian or officer) is under investigation. See photos from the scene here. (Warning: graphic)
The new unrest comes after at least 20 officers were injured, fires were set, and rocks were thrown at squad cars on September 20 and September 21.
One man, Mills Shaka Zulu Gill, who drew more than 1 million views to his Facebook Live videos from the scene in Charlotte on Tuesday, was back broadcasting live on Facebook on September 21:
Some people held signs claiming that Scott was reading a book in his car when he was shot and was not armed. However, police say he was armed and that they recovered a gun he was holding at the scene. According to CNN, the police chief said September 21 that police did not find a book at the scene.
You can watch live aerial footage above or by clicking here.
Learn more about what happened overnight, including citizen videos and photos, and audio with a trucker trapped in her truck as rioters looted it here.
You can also watch a live stream from on the ground here:
The officer who shot Scott was identified as Brentley Vinson. Both Vinson and Scott were African-American. Read more about Vinson, a former college football player, here and see photos of him.
The scene at the protests was growing intense as raucous crowds yelled in the faces of police officers in riot gear:
You can read about Scott here.
Around 2:30 a.m., people looted a truck and set items from it on fire, causing a truck driver inside to fear for her life, according to Joe Bruno, a reporter for WSOC 9.
Charlotte TV is broadcasting the protests live. Watch WCCB-TV live reports here. And here:
Protesters were destroying a police vehicle:
Watch a man’s post on Facebook Live:
News reports said more than 20 police officers in riot gear had gathered at the scene. A news reporter was also broadcasting live on Facebook:
Earlier, a woman in Charlotte, North Carolina, streamed live video on Facebook after her father was shot dead by police. Learn more about that video here.
A WBTV reporter released what she said was a picture from a police source of the gun recovered at the scene:
Scott was shot and killed at an apartment complex in Charlotte, said The Charlotte Observer.
The newspaper says that Charlotte police said they were searching for a person with an outstanding warrant “when they saw a man with a gun leave a vehicle. Police said they approached the man after he got back into the vehicle.” Police, according to The Charlotte Observer, claim the man got out again armed with a firearm “and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers, who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject.”
The protests were growing in intensity:
The Charlotte unrest is unfolding as outrage also builds over a police shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma of an unarmed man, Terence Crutcher, whose SUV was broken down in the road. He was shot by Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby.
Justin Carr, a Charlotte police shooting protester, was shot and killed in the crowd by another civilian as riots grew over the death of Keith Lamont Scott. See scene photos.Click here to read more
Brentley Vinson was identified as the Charlotte, North Carolina police officer who was involved in shooting Keith Lamont Scott.Click here to read more