Developing Story: Police brutality protests occur in Charlotte

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On Tuesday night, protests started to get violent in Charlotte, North Carolina after police fatally shot an unarmed African-American man. These protests were sparked by the officer involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, who was killed by police in an apartment complex parking lot Tuesday as officers looked for another man named in a warrant they were trying to serve.

According to The Charlotte Observer, sixteen police officers were injured overnight in a series of clashes. Additionally, there were reports early Wednesday of two motorists on Interstate 85 in Charlotte, NC, being hurt and their vehicles being damaged after protesters threw rocks. Police have fired tear gas, and rioters have set trash cans on fire.

Protesters continued to hurt officers and rob stores, the police then turned violent. As of 11:30 pm, one person has been shot and is in critical condition and on life alert, CNN reports.

More information will soon come over the coming days.

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