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Charlotte protestor dies after being shot in the head Wednesday

Posted: 8:14 PM, Sep 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-22 20:44:29-04
Charlotte protestor dies after being shot in the head Wednesday

Charlotte police say the man shot in the head during Wednesday night's protests near a downtown hotel has died.

Police spokesman Keith Trietley says in a news release that 26-year-old Justin Carr died Thursday at the hospital.

Carr was shot as protesters clashed with police in riot gear lined arm-in-arm protecting the Omni Hotel about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. City officials say Carr was not shot by an officer.

Police Chief Kerr Putney says the detectives are determined to find who fired the fatal shots. No arrests have been made.

Protests in Charlotte stem from the police shooting of Keith Scott on Tuesday afternoon.