A state of emergency has been declared in Charlotte, North Carolina after a second day of protests over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott descended into violence Wednesday night.
A demonstrator was shot during Wednesday night's protests and is now on life support. The city, which initially said the man had died from the shooting before correcting its statement, described the incident as "civilian on civilian" violence.
Police fired tear gas and concussion grenades during last night's protest in an effort to disperse the crowd. There were reports of protesters throwing objects at police and breaking windows.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency Wednesday and called in the National Guard for assistance.
The protests came in response to Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Scott. There are conflicting reports of the shooting, with police saying Scott was armed and refused orders to drop a gun and his family claiming he was holding a book at the time of the incident. Police say a gun was found at the scene and no book was recovered.
Police video of the shooting has not yet been released, though Scott's family will reportedly be allowed to view the footage.