Suspect arrested in Charlotte protester’s death

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Rayquan Borum

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man has been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of protester Justin Carr in Charlotte, North Carolina, police said Friday.

Rayquan Borum was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of murder in the death of Carr, a man who police said was shot near a hotel Wednesday night as people protested the police-involved shooting death of a Charlotte man earlier this week.

Carr was shot at about 8:30 p.m. and chief Putney initially said he had died, but the City of Charlotte later issued a correction, saying he was not dead but on life support and in critical condition.

City officials said the shooting was civilian-on-civilian violence.

Protests erupted following the death of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot Tuesday while police tried to serve a warrant for another man. Police say that Scott walked out of his car with a gun and was shot when he wouldn’t drop the weapon. Scott’s family have said he was unarmed and reading a book in his vehicle.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, chief Putney, and North Carolina’s Attorney General Roy Cooper say they favor police releasing videos surrounding the shooting when the content is available in its entirety.

No charges have been filed in connection with the shooting during the protests.

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