The man shot in Charlotte, North Carolina, protests is dead

The man shot in Charlotte, North Carolina, protests is dead
Source: AP
Source: AP

During protests Wednesday night following the police shooting of Keith L. Scott, an unnamed man was shot and wounded. On Thursday, local news outlet WCNC reported that the man died in the hospital after being on life support throughout the night.

Minister Steve Knight of Mission Gathering Christian Church and the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice provided Mic with a statement describing what he witnessed.

"I saw the man go down on the pavement," Knight said. "It was an ambush. The victim was shot while he stood between two ministers, and we believe he was shot by police. We would like to see surveillance video from the surrounding area that may have captured the shooting to determine who was responsible."

Later Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Charlotte police had opened a homicide investigation into the death of the demonstrator, identified by the AP as Justin Carr, 26.

Correction: Sept. 22, 2016
A previous version of this article identified a police officer as the shooter of the unnamed man shot during Charlotte, North Carolina, protests. Police and other officials have said the shooting was by a civilian, while witnesses have reported that the shot appeared to come from police.

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Marie Solis

Marie is a staff writer with a focus in feminist issues. Her writing has appeared in Gothamist and the Awl. You can reach her at marie@mic.com.

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