Charlotte Man Arrested for Shooting Protestor


A suspect has been arrested over the deadly shooting of a protester during demonstrations in Charlotte over an officer’s killing of a black man.

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said during a news conference that the suspect, Rayquan Borum, 21, was arrested Friday morning. He has been charged with murder.

He provided few other details about the arrest or the suspect but said that video led investigators to the shooter.

Justin Carr, 26, was shot on Wednesday night during a violent night of protests in Charlotte.

Carr was shot as protesters clashed with police in riot gear lined arm-in-arm protecting the Omni Hotel at about 8.30pm.

Some protesters claim that Carr was wounded by a cop, a claim refuted by city officials.

Officials have since implemented a curfew that runs from midnight-6 a.m. They also have called in state troopers and the National Guard in an effort to maintain order.

The arrest comes as Jennifer Roberts, Charlotte’s mayor, said she believes video of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott should be released publicly.

‘I do believe the video should be released,’ she said during a news conference on Friday. ‘The question is on the timing’.

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Source: Daily Mail UK