Brother of Man Slain by Black Cop: 'All White People Are F***in' Devils'
Over one hundred protesters gathered after the shooting, and the group moved onto a highway, which police had to shut down. TV footage showed dozens of protesters on Interstate 85 apparently looting semi-trucks and setting their contents on fire, according to the Associated Press. Chants of "Black Lives Matter!" and "No Justice, No Peace!" were interspersed through the crowd.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted that demonstrators were destroying marked police vehicles, and that 12 officers had been injured, including one who was hit in the face with a rock.
Jennifer Roberts, the mayor of Charlotte, asked for calm late Tuesday night.
By 5 a.m. Wednesday, the streets were quiet and I-85 was moving again. Broken glass and rocks were strewn across the ground where a police car had been vandalized. Wooden pallets had been erected to barricade the entrance of the Walmart that had been looted.
On Wednesday morning, Police Chief Kerr Putney gave a statement, insisting that based on witnesses and evidence found at the scene, Scott exited his car with a handgun before he was shot.
This incident follows close on the heels of the shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Crutcher's car had blocked the road and one female cop shot him while her fellow officer used a Taser. The "Black Lives Matter" movement considers this death to be racially motivated, and the protests in Charlotte suggest they view Scott's death in the same way.