Striking images from the violent protests in Charlotte after fatal police shooting

Striking images from the violent protests in Charlotte after fatal police shooting

Protesters seethed in Charlotte on Tuesday following the fatal shooting of a black man named Keith Lamont Scott.

Residents say Scott, 43, was reading a book in his car while waiting for a school bus to drop off his son just before Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer Brentley Vinson shot him to death.

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Police say the man stepped out of his car carrying a gun, though they have not yet provided evidence to support that claim.

A crowd soon gathered at the site of the shooting and protesters later demonstrated on a nearby highway.

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at residents, while protesters smashed the windows of police vehicles and news trucks.

Police said 16 officers were injured during the night, though they didn't provide information on how many demonstrators had been hurt.

We've compiled photos from the night of unrest, below.

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