Transcript for Violent Protests Erupt in Charlotte After Deadly Police Shooting
We begin with that breaking news from Charlotte violent protests lasted through the night. After the shooting of a black man by a black police officer at least a dozen officers have been injured including one who was hit in the face. With a rock protesters shutting down interstate 85. Fires were set and at least one Wal-Mart looted overnight officers used tear gas at trying to break up the crowds and swat teams have been mobilized. Chaos in Charlotte. Overnight protesters hitting the streets clashing with police in riot gear and damaging several vehicles in widespread demonstrations last at least five hours. Dozens of protesters then converging on a major highway blocking traffic. And surrounding several eighteen wheelers pulling out the content and setting them on fire. Taylor. Look. Steel electric. Sweepstakes. A television news crew retreating from the scene after demonstrators started rocking their news van and smashing the window. The crowd started gathering after police shot a black man 43 year old Keith Scott yesterday afternoon the officer who was also black says Scott. Got out of his car holding a firearm and posed a threat. At this point all we always there all in the apartment complex parking lot. In this subject. It's out what weapons. They are engaging. And one of the officers dealt a lethal to rent an apartment fire his weapon because it. Investigators say they recovered the weapon that Scott was carrying but the man's family says he was disabled was holding a book not a gun and was reading. This morning the mayor of Charlotte pleading for calm and promising answers and the officer involved by the way in that shooting has been placed on administrative leave it's a normal procedure of course following a police involved shooting. Traffic meanwhile is moving again on I 85 but a reporter from our station has seen people trying to break into a Wal-Mart store. Just story clearly still developing and we will continue to stay on top of it.
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