The streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, erupted in protests Tuesday night after the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer.
The victim, 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, was shot earlier Tuesday by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side.
Police said Scott was armed, and they recovered a gun at the scene.
— KTLA (@KTLA) September 21, 2016
Demonstrators gathered near the shooting site and became violent, injuring 12 officers and destroying police vehicles.
One officer was hit in the face with a rock. Photo and media footage shows officers in riot gear and police firing tear gas to break up the crowd.
Dozens of protestors were seen looting semi-trucks and setting the contents on fire on interstate 85.
Meanwhile, a new discovery is shedding light on another police shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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