By Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim By Shane Goldmacher and Matthew Nussbaum By Louis Nelson and Annie Karni By Jeremy Herb and Seung Min Kim Protests erupted overnight Tuesday into Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a police officer shot and killed an African-American man while looking for another person who had an outstanding warrant.
According to local reports, police officers saw Keith Lamont Scott getting out of his car while holding a gun.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Scott posed an imminent danger to officers, and Officer Brentley Vinson, who is also African-American, shot the man.
Protesters gathered near the scene of the shooting, an area near the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Footage from the protests showed people shouting “Black lives matter,” “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “No justice, no peace.” A reporter with a local NBC affiliate posted a video of a journalist injured by a rock hurled in her direction, as the police department deployed its civil emergency unit.