Family of slain Charlotte man calls for end to violent protests

Protests turn violent after fatal police shooting in Charlotte. (CBS News)
Protests turn violent after fatal police shooting in Charlotte. (CBS News)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The family of a black man shot to death by a police officer in Charlotte calls on protesters to be peaceful.

Reykia Scott says in a statement released Thursday she is devastated by the death of her husband, 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, and understands people’s frustrations. Hoewver, Reykia Scott says hurting people or damaging property is not the answer.

The Scott family’s comments come after a second night of unrest in Charlotte after the fatal shooting. Police Chief Kerry Putney tells reporters Thursday he plans to show video of the shooting to Scott’s family but would not immediately be releasing it to the public.

Putney says the video does not definitively show Keith Scott pointing a gun at anyone.

Police say Scott refused repeated commands to drop his gun, but residents say he was unarmed.

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