Charlotte Protests Escalate After Black Man Killed By Police

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Police officers face off with protesters on the I-85 during protests following the death of a black man, 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, shot by a black police officer on Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
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Protests in Charlotte, North Carolina turned violent last night, following the fatal police shooting of a black man.

Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shot by a black officer at an apartment complex. Sixteen officers were hurt in the protests. Police said Scott was armed, and that a handgun was recovered, but his family said he was not armed.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with WFAE reporter Nick De La Canal for the latest.

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Nick De La Canal, reporter for WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina. He tweets @nickdelacanal

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