Protesters were gathered outside the Omni Hotel in downtown Charlotte when shots rang out. One individual was rushed to an area hospital with a life-threatening wound. Police Chief Kerr Putney later told Fox News that the individual died from the injury, a statement the cops later retracted. That victim remained on life support late Wednesday night.
City officials say the shooting was the result of civilian-on-civilian crime.
Authorities fired tear gas to disperse the crowd and a number of demonstrators were arrested.
At least 12 police officers were injured on Tuesday night as demonstrators took to the streets to protest the shooting death of Keith Scott.
The family of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, maintains that he had been sitting in his car reading a book when he was approached by a plain-clothed police officer and shot. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney stated that while the officer was in plain clothes, he was accompanied by officers who were in uniform, and that a handgun, and no book, was found at the scene.