CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said 44 people were arrested in connection with Wednesday night's violent protests against the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
Protests against the shooting began peacefully in Marshall Park around 6 p.m., according to Putney, but quickly turned aggressive as night fell across uptown Charlotte.
Putney said those arrested were hit with various charges, including failure to disperse.
Three civilians were injured, one critically, and several law enforcement agents were injured.
Scott, 43, was killed Tuesday while police were serving a warrant at The Village at College Downs apartment complex on Old Concord Road.
Putney is hoping the majority of the community will continue to aid them in the days ahead.
"We still need to lean on our greatest partner -- our strongest asset -- the community," Putney said.