Protester Shot Wednesday In Charlotte Protests Has Died

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September 23, 2016 6:57 a.m.

The protester who was shot on Wednesday during protests over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, has died, police said.

Justin Carr, a 26-year-old, was shot by another civilian Wednesday and died on Thursday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department spokesman Keith Trietley told NPR.

Protests continued for the third straight night on Thursday, but remained largely calm, according to NBC News. The Charlotte mayor also put in place a midnight curfew.

Police have said that Scott was armed and was shot after he ignored commands to drop his weapon. But Scott’s family has said that he was unarmed and holding a book. His family was able to watch two videos of the incident on Thursday, and they said it was unclear what Scott was holding in his hand.

“It is impossible to discern from the videos what, if anything, Mr. Scott is holding in his hands,” Justin Bamberg, the family’s attorney, said, according to CNN.

Bamberg said that “Scott’s hands were by his side and he was slowly walking backwards,” according to NBC News.

Police have declined to release video footage of the incident despite calls from Scott’s family and protesters.

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