CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A small, makeshift memorial for Keith Scott now sits in the parking lot of the community where he was shot and killed.
The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in the 9600 block of Old Concord Road.
Officers said they were searching for a person with an outstanding warrant when they saw Scott get out of a vehicle with a firearm.
Officers say they approached Scott after he got back into the vehicle. They said Scott got back out of the vehicle armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon. Scott was struck and killed.
Just 24 hours later, neighbors, friends and even strangers were leaving items at the memorial for Scott.
Several flowers and candles were left on a table. The paper tablecloth is scrawled with messages like “R.I.P.”. A printout taped to the table says that Scott was ‘murdered’ by the CMPD.
“We recognize and acknowledge that there are two sides to the story and investigations going on, but regardless, we wanted to pay our respects,” said Harrisburg resident Sharon Brown.
Brown stopped by the memorial with her young son Wednesday. She said she has no personal connection to Scott’s family but wanted to bring her child to pay their respects.
“I just want him to understand what’s going on today,” said Brown about her own child.
Several people gathered around the memorial Wednesday evening to talk about the killing of Scott and pay their respects.
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