When will this end, Lord?
Father of seven
Reading a book while waiting on his son’s school bus
Shot 4 times by police
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A chaotic scene has erupted in the night in North Charlotte after an African-American man was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting.
Police say they were serving an outstanding warrant when they came upon Keith Lamont Scott in his car. They say Scott got out, had a gun on him, and put the officers in imminent danger. Officer Brentley Vinson shot Scott.
“Man was in his truck, reading a book waiting for his kid to come home,” said a man on scene. “Cops shot him, for nothing.”
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Emergency services were called to the scene where they transported Scott to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
“As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, Officer Vinson has been placed on paid Administrative Leave,” the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a statement Tuesday night. Officer Vinson has been employed with the CMPD since July 2014. He is African American.