Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) [Latest developments, published at 10:56 p.m. ET]
— A person who was shot at a violent protest in Charlotte is in critical condition and on life support, the North Carolina city tweeted late Wednesday. It corrected its earlier tweet that said the person had died.
CORRECTION UPDATE: Civilian who suffered gunshot wound during protests is on life support, critical condition. Not deceased.
— City of Charlotte (@CLTgov) September 22, 2016
— Mayor Jennifer Roberts, speaking by phone to CNN, called on demonstrators to heed calls from Keith Lamont Scott’s family and the NAACP to remain peaceful. “Go home and tell everyone violence is not the answer. The investigation is ongoing, it will be transparent.”
I have declared a State of Emergency & initiated efforts to deploy the Nat'l Guard & Highway Patrol to assist local law enforcement in CLT
— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) September 22, 2016
— The mayor said a protest in another part of town was peaceful and the rioting is from a small group.
— Roberts tells CNN’s Don Lemon that she will be watching video from the incident Tuesday in which Scott was fatally shot by a police officer.
— North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said the state is sending more troopers from the highway patrol to Charlotte. “Any violence directed toward our citizens or police officers or destruction of property should not be tolerated,” he said in a statement.
— Many of the scores of protesters have dispersed after police fired tear gas, but some remain and are talking with a captain on the police line.
— One police officer has been injured, according to a city tweet. The officer was transported to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.
— Rioters apparently turned over some trash cans and set the contents on fire. Some windows in at least one store were broken and one had “black lives matters” spray-painted on it.
— A line of police officers wearing riot helmets and carrying shields have been approached at times by angry protesters. One man, who tells CNN he is a public defender, puts himself between the two lines of people, trying to get people to calm down. Police have grabbed one person and taken him behind the line of riot officers.
[Original story, published at 9:17 p.m. ET]
For a second night, protests over a deadly officer-involved shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, turned violent, with police firing tear gas and demonstrators throwing objects and trying to damage vehicles.
Keith Lamont Scott, a father of seven, was killed by police in an apartment complex parking lot Tuesday as officers looked for another man named in a warrant they were trying to serve.
The shooting set off a long night of violent protests and Wednesday the demonstrations continued for a second night, starting off as a peaceful march through downtown Charlotte.
But when the demonstrators neared an Omni Hotel, some people climbed the roof of an outdoor mall and started throwing objects at the crowd.
Other people were banging on the doors of the hotel, and police in riot gear emerged in the entrance.