BREAKING: Arrest Made in Death of Charlotte Protester

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The several nights of chaos in Charlotte, North Carolina led to the death of a man who was present at the protests; his name was Justin Carr. He was shot on Wednesday night and and died Thursday morning.

Amid the chaos, it was difficult to tell exactly what happened. All we have known up until this point was that one of the protesters fired on Carr and that his injuries led to his death. However, there are new developments out of Charlotte.

Fox News has more:

Rayquan Borum, 21, was charged Friday morning in shooting death of Justin Carr, who died a day after being shot during protests in Trade Street, Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Chief Kerr Putney said.

Putney said surveillance footage supplied by buildings in the area helped identify the suspect. The shooting occurred Wednesday night, and Charlotte police initially said the man had died, although he survived on life support until Thursday. Witnesses gave conflicting accounts about who shot him, with some insisting they saw police gun him down with rubber bullets, while others said he was killed by a fellow protester.

The incident came as police clashed with rioters on the second night of demonstrations in the wake of a police officer’s shooting of a black man. The night began with a prayer vigil but then erupted with violence and police firing tear gas at angry protesters. North Carolina’s governor declared a state of emergency in the city.

Seven police officers required medical treatment after Wednesday night’s rioting. Video posted online showed rioters kicking and beating a white man in a parking garage, and shouting racial epithets.

Will there be protests against the man who killed Justin Carr? There are some who claim that it was the police who killed Carr, that he was hit the same time they started firing on protesters.

If, and that’s a big if, the police did shoot Carr, then ballistics evidence will show that the rounds fired came from an officer’s gun.

At this time, we do not have that information, just the indictment and arrest for the murder of Justin Carr.

H/T Allen West