Keith Lamont Scott

On September 20, 2016, Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, was shot and killed by a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officer, also a black man. Protests and riots erupted in Charlotte following the fatal shooting. Here you will find WFAE's coverage of the shooting and its aftermath.

View our special report on the first year after the shooting and unrest:

One Year Later: Anniversary of the Keith Lamont Scott Shooting and Protests

Video montage of the police encounter with Keith Lamont Scott and the unrest:

David Boraks / WFAE

Thursday marks the second anniversary of protests that exploded around Charlotte for days, following the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Police say Scott was smoking marijuana in an apartment parking lot and had a gun. His family, including his wife who witnessed his shooting, contends he was waiting for his son and not a threat to police. They are suing the city and the officer, Brentley Vinson.

Protesters in uptown Charlotte on the day after the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott.
David Boraks / WFAE

Two years ago Thursday, protests erupted in the wake of the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man who lived in Charlotte.

Jeff Cravotta

Two years ago Thursday, Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer. That shooting and the days of protests after his death, are seared into Charlotte’s collective memory. Or are they? 

FILE: Rakeyia Scott addressed reporters at the north Charlotte apartment complex where her husband was shot in September 2016.
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

The widow of Keith Scott has filed a lawsuit against the city and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer involved in the 2016 shooting that set off a string of protests and riots.

Justin Bamberg
Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

The attorney for the family of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man who was fatally shot by police in Charlotte in 2016, says he is finalizing the paperwork to sue the city and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department by the end of the month.

Charlotte Uprising Facebook

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney dropped the charges against a Charlotte activist involved in protests after the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

David Boraks/WFAE

A motion for a bond hearing has been denied for the second time for a man accused of fatally shooting a protestor during the Charlotte demonstrations over the Keith Lamont Scott shooting in 2016. 

Gwendolyn Glenn/ WFAE

The attorney for the family of Keith Lamont Scott says he plans to file a lawsuit against the city in an effort to secure a settlement for Scott’s family.

The family of Keith Lamont Scott.
Lisa Worf / WFAE

The City of Charlotte is declining to settle with the family of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer in 2016, according to the lawyer who represents the family.

Corine Mack of the Charlotte NAACP spoke at Tuesday's press conference at the Government Center.
David Boraks / WFAE

Community activists say this week's final report of The Police Foundation is a good start but falls short in its assessment of CMPD's response to protests after the police killing of Keith Scott in 2016.  Leaders of several groups spoke to reporters outside the Government Center uptown Tuesday. 

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