Man shot during Charlotte protests dies

Tear gas being used for a second time in downtown Charlotte on Wednesday night. Photo by David Hurst/WNCN
Tear gas being used for a second time in downtown Charlotte on Wednesday night. Photo by David Hurst/WNCN

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – The injured during a shooting at the Keith Lamont Scott protests in uptown Charlotte has died, officials said.

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Justin Carr, 26, had been in critical condition.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney initially said that Carr was shot and killed during the protest. Officials later said he was still alive, but in critical condition.

City officials said Wednesday night’s shooting was between two civilians and said shots were not fired by police.

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Two others were hospitalized. According to Time Warner Cable News, seven law enforcement officers were injured as well. Two employees at the Hyatt House on the 400 block of East Trade Street were also injured.

Protesters moved downtown from Trade Street to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Hundreds were expected throughout the evening as Charlotte-Mecklenburg police prepared for another long night, but hopefully a more peaceful one.

“My plan is to have my people ready, we are,” Chief Kerr Putney said Wednesday morning. “My plan is to be staffed appropriately, we will be. Hopefully we will have peaceful protests and do things the Charlotte way.”

Community and faith leaders also asked for peace during a Wednesday news conference.

Scott’s wife, Rakeiya Scott, also released a statement asking for protesters to remain calm.

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