A night of very violent protests was kicked off in Charlotte, North Carolina after another police shooting of an African American man.
Officers turned up to an apartment complex to serve a warrant to a different man when Keith Lamont Scott stepped out of his car and was then fatally shot by police. However, what started the riots that took place all night and into early Wednesday morning, was the reason the police say they shot Scott.
Police say that Scott stepped out of his car holding a gun. They ordered Scott to drop the gun several times and when he didn’t an African American police officer opened fire, killing Scott. The officer has since been put on leave while the case is investigated.
On the other side, Scott’s family, he was the father of seven, says that Scott was in his car reading a book and stepped out…