Another police involved shooting has erupted in the Charlotte North Carolina involving an elderly black man. According to WSOC Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department were at an apartment complex in the University District looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when allegedly a man with a firearm got out and back into a vehicle.
According to CMPD authorities approached the man and stated that he, “posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers, who shot the man,” Officers immediately called for medic and performed CPR. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died.
The victims family that was on the scene stated that he didn’t have a weapon that he was reading a book waiting for his son to be dropped off from school.
CMPD claims to have recovered the firearm that the victim was allegedly holding during the altercation. The name of the victim hasn’t been released.
Protestors have been at the scene for hours on social media live streaming expressing their anger.
#BlackLivesMatter: Celebrities React To Police Shooting Of Terence Crutcher
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If #TerenceCruther was Timothy Kreski from the suburbs the police would have helped him get his car started instead of killing him.— Shaka Senghor (@ShakaSenghor) September 20, 2016