Justin Carr

A Mecklenburg jury found Rayquan Borum guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old protester Justin Carr.

Borum also was found guilty of possession of a firearm. He decided not to take the stand in the case.

A Mecklenburg County jury found Rayquan Borum guilty of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in the shooting death of 26-year-old Justin Carr.

John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer

Updated: 9 p.m.

Opening statements were heard in court Monday in the trial of Rayquan Borum. Borum faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Justin Carr. Carr was killed the second night of protests that erupted in Charlotte in the aftermath of the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott in September 2016.

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It was another day of jury selection in the murder trial of Rayquan Borum. Borum faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Justin Carr. Prosecutors say Carr was shot and killed in uptown Charlotte the second night of protests after the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. Scott was killed by a CMPD police officer in September 2016.

John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer

The presiding judge overseeing the trial of Rayquan Borum said Wednesday that the trial is expected to be a lengthy one—three to four weeks. But first a jury must be selected and that process is slow going.

John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer

Jury selection begins Wednesday in the trial of Rayquan Borum. He’s charged with first-degree murder in the death of Justin Carr, who died during protests in the wake of the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. Pre-trial motions continued Tuesday, and the judge made a significant ruling: Video of Borum saying he shot a gun can be admitted into evidence.

Justin Carr, Rayquan Borum
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Updated: Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

The trial of Rayquan Borum is underway. A video played in court Monday showed Borum, charged with first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Justin Carr, saying he fired a gun while participating in protests held in response to the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.

Justin Carr, Rayquan Borum
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Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of Rayquan Borum. Borum is charged in the death of Justin Carr, 26, who was shot in uptown Charlotte in September 2016 during a protest in the aftermath of the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. 

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Rayquan Borum, the man accused of fatally shooting Justin Carr during protests after the fatal police shooting of Keith Scott last year, has a new attorney. Local activists, who have maintained that Borum is innocent are raising money to pay for his defense.

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This time last year, Charlotte was making national news for the protests that erupted in uptown the day after Keith Scott was shot and killed by a CMPD police officer. But there was another causality last September, 26-year-old Justin Carr who was shot and killed outside of the Omni hotel during one of the demonstrations. Rayquan Borum who was there that night, will be tried for the murder of Carr likely sometime next year.

Since the fatal shooting of Justin Carr during protests in uptown Charlotte last September, questions have lingered about who shot him. Raquan Borum was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, but people who were in the area at the time of the shooting have challenged the police account of what happened. 

Video footage captured the night Justin Carr was shot and killed in uptown Charlotte has been released. Doug Miller of the Charlotte Observer petitioned that footage from Sept. 21, 2016,  - the night Carr was shot in front of the Omni Hotel - be made public. 

Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin signed off on the order Tuesday.

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The man accused of shooting and killing a protester in uptown Charlotte after last year's police shooting of Keith Scott pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder.

In doing so, Rayquan Borum rejected a plea-bargain in the death of Justin Carr.

The attorney for Raquan Borum and prosecutors agree on one thing: Borum shot and killed Justin Carr last September during protests in uptown. But they disagree on why. Borum's attorney says it was an accident.

A funeral is scheduled at noon today for the 26-year-old protester, Justin Carr, who was fatally shot during violent protests in uptown Charlotte last Wednesday night.