CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Protesters gathered Tuesday night after police said an officer shot an armed man in northeast Charlotte, North Carolina.
Police in riot gear standby as a group of protesters are chanting and blocking a police cruiser from moving.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are conducting an investigation of the officer-involved shooting that occurred near The Village at College Downs.
The officer that was involved in the shooting has been identified as Officer Brentley Vinson. As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, Vinson has been placed on paid administrative leave. Vinson has been employed with the CMPD since July 21, 2014.
The deceased man has been identified as Keith Lamont Scott. His family has been notified of his death.