Police Attempt to Serve Warrant in Charlotte, Turns into Police Shooting, Protest, Injuries
North Carolina Police use tear gas canisters and flash grenades to disrupt a crowd of 100's
September 22, 2016
Police attempted to serve an arrest warrant this afternoon in Charlotte, NC. It's a community that has had riots and police shootings recently. Police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, a black man in the attempt to serve an arrest warrant.
It was uncertain whether Scott was the subject of the Arrest Warrant, but Police say he was armed. His family denies this and says Scott was simply attempting to pick up his son from school.
About 30 riot officers were outnumbered by 100's of protestors, on a bridge over a Charlotte, North Carolina highway. People started launching water bottles at the police, who began to fire tear gas canisters. The protestors started to injure officers. A Metro bus was driven in to evacuate officers
A local CBS News reporter was hit by rocks. About 11 PM EST, police began to use flash grenades, tear gas. There were crowds running up and down the street.
Police reformed to form a line and push the protestors into more of a park area.