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The woman did not respond to Facebook messages, and her claims could not immediately be verified by The Associated Press. It also was not clear if she witnessed the shooting.
The family plans a news conference Wednesday in the neighborhood where the shooting occurred.
The black officer who shot Scott, Brently Vinson, has been placed on administrative leave as is standard procedure in such cases. Vinson has been with the department for two years. Tuesday, about three hours after the shooting at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side.
The protests continued into early Wednesday morning, when TV footage showed dozens of protesters on Interstate 85 apparently looting semi trucks and setting their contents on fire on the highway.
The police chief said 16 officers suffered injuries and police cars were damaged after people began throwing rocks One officer was hit in the face. Photos and TV video showed police firing tear gas to break up the crowd. Some officers were in riot gear. Wednesday, the streets were quiet with no protesters in sight and I 85 was moving again. Broken glass and rocks littered the ground where a police car had been vandalized. Less than 5 miles away, wooden pallets barricaded the entrance of a Wal Mart that had apparently been looted.
The unrest in Charlotte came just hours after another demonstration in Tulsa, Oklahoma, over the shooting there of an unarmed black man by police. looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they saw Scott who was not the suspect they were looking for inside a car, department spokesman Keith Trietley said in a statement.
Officers say they saw Scott get out of the car with a gun and then get back in, Trietley said. When officers approached, the man exited the car with the gun again. At that point, officers deemed the man a threat and at least one fired a weapon, he said.
Scott was taken to Carolinas Medical Center and pronounced dead.
Detectives recovered a gun at the scene and were interviewing witnesses, Trietley said.
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts appealed for calm and patience as the shooting is investigated.
In Tulsa, hundreds of people rallied outside police headquarters calling for the firing of police officer Betty Shelby, who shot 40 year old Terence Crutcher on Friday during a confrontation in the middle of a road that was captured on police dashcam and helicopter video.
Shelby’s attorney has said Crutcher was not following the officers’ commands and that Shelby was concerned because he kept reaching for his pocket as if he were carrying a weapon. An attorney representing Crutcher’s family says Crutcher committed no crime and gave officers no reason to shoot him.