Keith Lamont Scott

Charlotte officer will not be charged in fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Charlotte officer will not be charged in fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

A Charlotte police officer who shot and killed a black man at an apartment complex, touching off several nights of unrest in the city, will not face charges, a North Carolina prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Dist. Atty. Andrew Murray said Officer Brentley Vinson's actions in killing Keith Lamont Scott were justified.

Scott's family has said he was not armed.

However, at a lengthy news conference Murray displayed a nearby store's surveillance video showing the outline of what appeared to be a holstered gun on Scott's ankle, and he gave extensive details about other evidence that Scott was...

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