Anger and violence takes over the streets of Charlotte , North Carolina.
At least four police officers are injured. One protester is on life support after being shot in the head, police say, by another civilian
The protests started peacefully, but quickly turned chaotic. Hundreds of protestors faced off against police in riot gear and some even threw fireworks. The police fired back with flash grenades and tear gas.
North Carolina's governor has declared a state of emergency.
Anger is building over two starkly different stories of how Keith Lamont Scott died.
The police say they confronted Scott inside an apartment complex and were forced to shoot.
"Mr. Scott exited his vehicle, armed with a handgun," explains Chief Kerr Putney.
And as the officers continued to yell at him to drop it, police say a gun was recovered.
His family says that's not true and claim it wasn't a gun, but a book. A neighbor who says she was there, also says there was no gun
"The book that fell off his lap, " says witness, Taheshia Williams. "He didn't get out waving no gun, he got out like this."
Both of the officers involved, Brentley Vinson and Scott, were black men.
"Often times we try to make it a white-black issue, " says Pastor Amere May. "It doesn't matter if you're black or white, it's what you represent. It's the uniform you represent. So we try to make it black or white, but it's really bigger than black or white."
Police say there's dash and body cam video of the shooting but they refuse to release that footage until investigation is complete, which has only angered some protestors even more.