News Brief: Shooting in Charlotte outrages protestors

David Worland, Reporter

Violent protests and riots have ignited after an officer of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott. Scott was killed in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sept. 20.
The police were originally in the complex looking for an individual whom police had a warrant for. As police were looking, Scott came out of his car with what appeared to be a gun, but police could not tell. Brently Vinson, the officer who took the initial shot, has been put on paid administrative leave.
The riots resulting from this incident have injured 12 police officers. However, protests have more recently become peaceful. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says they will not enforce a curfew if the protests remain peaceful.