Charlotte Riots Protester Justin Carr Shot & Killed Scene Photos: [GRAPHIC]

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Police and protesters carry a seriously wounded protester into the parking area of the the Omni Hotel during a march to protest the death of Keith Scott. (Getty)

A demonstrator was shot and killed in the crowd as the second day of riots engulfed Charlotte, North Carolina. (Warning: This post contains graphic photos)

He was identified on Thursday as Justin Carr. Read more about Carr here.

The city tweeted that the shooter was a civilian, not a police officer. However that’s now under investigation. Police Chief Kerr Putney said Thursday in a news conference that police are determined to get to the truth and are investigating allegations that an officer shot Carr. However, Putney announced Friday that police had arrested a civilian, Rayquan Borum, a felon, in Carr’s murder. Read more about Borum here.

WSOC-TV and other news outlets initially said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Putney had confirmed the protester was killed uptown during the riots/protests. According to the New York Times, “a demonstration was interrupted by gunfire that killed a man in the crowd.”

However, the city corrected the information on Twitter later in the evening to say that the man was in critical condition and on life support but still alive. Carr has now died, however.

Witnesses told NBC Charlotte’s Ty Chandler “that at least one person was shot outside the Epicentre in front of the Omni Hotel and officers used tear gas to break up the crowds gathering,” said WCNC-TV. CNN reporters said they believed the wounded person was shot outside the Omni.

Photos were published showing the scene after Carr was wounded:

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Protesters tend to a seriously wounded protester in the parking area of the the Omni Hotel during a march to protest the death of Keith Scott September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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A protester tends to a seriously wounded man in the parking area of the the Omni Hotel. (Getty)

The protester was shot in the head, and the bullet narrowly missed a reporter:

Other photos showed the dramatic scene in Charlotte.

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Police clash with protestors as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Scott September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. (Getty)

This Facebook post was starting to get attention:

In another incident of violence, a man was attacked in a parking garage. Watch that video here:

Learn more about Wednesday night’s riots:

Learn more about Officer Brentley Vinson here:


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