Man, officer involved in deadly northeast Charlotte shooting ide - | WBTV Charlotte

Bookmark and Share

Man, officer involved in deadly northeast Charlotte shooting identified

Officer Brentley Vinson (WBTV/File) Officer Brentley Vinson (WBTV/File)

A man identified as 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott is dead following an officer involved shooting in northeast Charlotte late Tuesday afternoon, sparking unrest across the city. 

The shooting happened around 3:54 p.m. Tuesday in the 9600 block of Old Concord Road, in Charlotte's University City area. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police identified the officer involved in the shooting as Brentley Vinson. Vinson has been with the department since July 2014.

Officers said they were searching for a person with an outstanding warrant when they saw Scott get out of a vehicle with a firearm.

Officers say they approached Scott after he got back into the vehicle. 

"The subject got back out of the vehicle armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject. The officers immediately requested Medic and began performing CPR," a release from CMPD reads. 

Scott was then taken to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Others have disputed information that Scott had a gun, saying that he was armed with nothing more than a book. 

A woman claiming to be Scott's daughter live streamed the scene on Facebook for more than an hour after the shooting.

RELATED: Word on deadly Charlotte police shooting spreads across social media

In the video, she said her father was unarmed when he was shot. The woman said Scott was sitting in his vehicle reading a book and waiting for the school bus to drop off his son. In the video, she is heard saying police came up to him, yelled for him to get his hands up and broke open the car window.

She claims he was Tasered and then shot four times. In the video, she said her father was disabled, didn't have a gun and was even scared of them.

Detectives say they recovered the firearm Scott was holding. 

Protests erupted across Charlotte, shutting down I-85 in both directions near Harris Boulevard as protesters roamed the highway. 

RELATED: Protests erupt after fatal officer-involved shooting in NE Charlotte

As is standard protocol with any officer-involved shooting, the Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were followed and Officer Vinson will be placed on paid administrative leave.

Copyright 2016 WBTV. All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly