Charlotte police arrest suspect in deadly protest shooting

Charlotte protesters and police. (CBS News)
Charlotte protesters and police. (CBS News)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say they have arrested a suspect in the deadly shooting of a protester during demonstrations in Charlotte over an officer’s killing of a black man.

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said during a news conference that the suspect was arrested Friday morning. He provided few other details about the arrest or the suspect but said that video led investigators to the shooter.

Police spokesman Keith Trietley says in a news release that 26-year-old Justin Carr died Thursday at the hospital. The protester was shot in the head Wednesday night during a violent night of protests in Charlotte.

Officials have since implemented a curfew that runs from midnight-6 a.m. They also have called in state troopers and the National Guard in an effort to maintain order.

After two nights of unrest, Putney says Thursday night’s protests were relatively peaceful.

 

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