Police shot and killed a Black man at a Charlotte, North Carolina, housing division Tuesday during a search for a suspect on an outstanding warrant, according to WSOCTV.

[According to USA Today, police observed an unidentified man inside of a vehicle. Police say he exited with a firearm and then re-entered the car. Officers say when they approached the vehicle, they considered the man a dangerous threat, fatally shooting him. Authorities rushed the man to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave. According to WCNC, police recovered a firearm and are interviewing witnesses who were at the scene.

The man has been identified as Keith Lamont Scott, 43 and relatives say he was disabled and unarmed. He was waiting in the car for his son to be dropped off after school. According to a video recorded at the scene by the man’s daughter, he had a book in his hand at the time of the shooting. Scott was not the subject of the warrant. He was shot by Officer Brentley Vison, who is Black.

The daughter, ripe with anger and grief, live streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook after learning her father had been shot. (Editor’s note: The video contains violent and sexually explicit language.)

According to the man’s brother, who was interviewed on the scene, the man was shot four times by a plainclothes officer.

“He was waiting on his son to get from school and police came out with no — he didn’t have on no uniform to determine if he was a police or not — he was an undercover and he just jumped out and yelled ‘gun’ and shot at him,” the brother of the man killed told WCNC“I think they shot him four times, I’m not sure, but he’s dead,” he continued.

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Protesters have gathered near the scene, according to reports.

SOURCES: WSOCTV.com, USA Today, WCNC, Facebook | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter

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18 thoughts on “Charlotte Police Shoot And Kill Disabled Black Man, Sparking Protests

  1. Steven Drake on said:

    The dash cam footage has been released showing three UNIFORMED Charlotte PD officers ordering him to drop the gun. What does that dumbass do? He has the gun in his hand and starts walking towards them as he’s told to stop and drop the weapon nervous times. That motherfucker was not in his car when shot. Sure as hell wasn’t reading a damned book. He was armed and coming at the officers ignoring their orders. Anyone in that situation would have smoked his dumb ass. Don’t get this shit twisted people. He, and he alone caused his death. Stop using this shit to merely commit more crimes. You ain’t helping our cause. You’re making shit worse. This dumb shit makes me hate my own people more and more every day.

    • Were you there? I don’t think that you were, and since you wasn’t how do you know what transpired. There were eye witnesses that said he had a book and no gun, so get your facts straight.

  2. I don’t believe cops anywhere anytime.They plant evidence falsify police reports.They’re crooked and can not be trusted. If this is true and he had a gun They find ways not to shoot dead Whites and other races when they have guns and don’t follow commands.

  3. Peeps, are we going to fall for this shiggity narrative again. Family says he was a good guy, didn’t have a gun, and was reading a book. As Chris Carter would say, ‘Come on man’ Nicca got out the car twice with a handgun and ignored repeated orders to put it down. Google it, this is the perfect recipe for getting you azz shot by the po-po.
    Reading a book! Nicca please, that the best lie they come up with? It’s an open secret among whites that if you want to hide something from us, put it in a book. It will be safe.
    I don’t want to hear the sheep on here with their scripted racist shyt.
    Bottom line: pull a gun around a cop, ignore order to drop it = Get shot. And deserve it.

      • Steven drake on said:

        Everyone knows what happened bitch. Because we can read and it’s all over the news on every damned channel. He was armed, refusing orders and coming at the uniformed cops with a gun in his hand. Like it or not, he caused his own death. Now a bunch more kids have to grow up without a father. But that doesn’t matter to your ignorant ass.

    • How are the cops wrong. They gave repeated opportunities for him to drop the weapon and he chose not to do it. He gave them no choice. I suppose you believe he was reading a book. The Democrats have enslaved your mind and body and you willingly let them do it.
      Think for yourself woman, for Gods sake.

    • missjanequeen on said:

      You obviously did not watch the same video as everyone else or you are a psycho because nothing that you said occured in that video.

  4. STOPTHEKILLINGS on said:

    OH THE BLACK COP GONNA GET HIS AND THE WHITE COPS ARE GONNA MAKE SURE TO MAKE AND EXAMPLE OF HIM, BUT THE WHITE LADY COP, OH THEY GONNA WORK HARD TO GET HER OFF. BUT THAT EXCUSE OF BEING SCARED FOR YOUR LIFE AFTER HE WAS TASED AND DOWN ON THE GROUND? NOW THAT IS GONNA BE A LITTLE TOUGH. IF SHE HAD SHOT HIM WHILE HE WAS UP OK MAYBE, BUT HW HAD JUST BEEN TASED WHAT WERE YOU AFRAID OF? YOU NEED A NEW JOB BOO. OH YOU GOT ONE, DESK JOB FOR THE EVUALATION PROCESS AND THEN YOU GONNA HVE TO GO WORK SOME WHERE ELSE CAUSE YOU CERTAINLY CAN’T GO BACK TO WORK THERE CAUSE THERE IS NOW A REAL REASON FOR YOU TO BE SCARED FOR YOUR LIFE. BOO!!!!

    • mrknowitall on said:

      historically, the first cracker African people was also their first slave master, and that was and still is black Muslims. Got it jiggaboo sinse you like to hurl racial slurs.

      • missjanequeen on said:

        Please go back to school and learn how to write a complete, coherent sentence. It’s torture trying to decipher what the hell you are talking about.

  5. I think they teach two shooting methods at the police academy. One is for whites (shoot to injure) and one for blacks (shoot to kill). They did not shoot to kill at that fat white boy that set off those bombs in NJ did they?? This is a disgrace for America. I feel like we are living in white South Africa during apartheid.

  6. If a white guy can stab three people, two mortally, and is eating the face of one victim and isn’t shot dead on the spot can be apprehended with his life intact, yet an unarmed black man showing no aggression is shot dead…hmmm.

  7. This is ridiculous! It’s open season on black men no matter what they do, and not even black cops think black men lives matter. What a disgrace and disservice.

    Please tell me wtf “the threat” was? This man was minding his own damn business waiting for his son, he was not out to hurt anybody. Damn cops are some scared bitches with badges. Oh but no doubt his black azz is going to be prosecuted and that white racist cop who murdered Mr. Crutcher in COLD BLOOD should be in a cell next to him waiting for her execution.

  8. would like more information here <why was a plain close cop serving a warrant if nothing else he should have a uniformed officer with him, and if he wasn't the subject of the warrant why was he focused on

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