Charlotte Protester Justin Carr Dies From Gunshot Wound
The protester that was shot in the head during last night’s Charlotte protest has died in the hospital. 26-year-old Justin Carr passed away late Thursday evening, after being shot by an unknown assailant. Many witnesses on the ground claim that Carr was gunned down by a Charlotte PD officer during a police ambush on the peaceful protest…a claim which the city still denies. Via MailOnline:
The demonstrator who was shot in the head during Wednesday night’s riots in Charlotte has died.
Justin Carr, 26, died on Thursday after being critically wounded during the unrest over the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a police officer.
Carr was shot as protesters clashed with police in riot gear lined arm-in-arm protecting the Omni Hotel at about 8.30pm.
City officials say Carr was not shot by an officer, but some protesters have claimed that he was wounded by a cop.
No arrests have been made in Carr’s death, but a homicide investigation has been launched.
Police Chief Kerr Putney says the detectives are determined to find who fired the fatal shots.
Among those who question the city’s account of Carr’s shooting is the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice.
Several coalition members were just 10 feet from the victim when he was shot, according to the Charlotte Observer.
‘I saw the man go down on the pavement,’ Minister Steve Knight of Mission gathering Christian Church in Charlotte said.
‘It was an ambush. The victim was shot while he stood between two ministers, and we believe he was shot by police.’
SMH. We pray that everyone in the city of Charlotte can stay safe as protests roll into their third night tonight. Rest in peace, Justin. We hope that the TRUTH behind his death can be discovered and made public very soon…