Charlotte, North Carolina erupted in protests Tuesday night, after police shot and killed a black man, identified as Keith Lamont Scott, while attempting to serve a warrant intended for another individual.
The circumstances of Scott’s death are unclear. Police claim he exited his car armed with a firearm, and “posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers,” prompting officer Brentley Vinson, who is also reportedly black, to open fire. That account, however, is contradicted by Scott’s family, who say he was unarmed and was simply holding a book in his hand.
While details are sparse and this story is evolving quickly, here’s what we know about Keith Lamont Scott.
A crowdfunding page set up for Scott’s family claims he is survived by seven children, and a wife, Rakeyia.
Keith Scott was 43.
In a lengthy Facebook Live broadcast, a woman identified as Scott’s daughter Lyric could be heard declaring her father was unarmed, and claiming he had an unspecified disability.
“They just killed my daddy,” she exclaimed after hearing news that Scott had been pronounced dead.
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