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Charlotte police chief: Suspect arrested in deadly shooting of protester

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police say they have arrested a suspect in the deadly shooting of a protester during demonstrations in Charlotte over an officer’s killing of a black man.

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said during a news conference that the suspect was arrested Friday morning. He provided few other details about the arrest or the suspect but said that video led investigators to the shooter.

On Twitter, police identified the suspect as Rayquan Borum.

The protester, Justin Carr, was shot Wednesday night during a violent night of protests in Charlotte. Officials have since implemented a curfew that runs from midnight-6 a.m. They also have called in state troopers and the National Guard in an effort to maintain order. After two nights of unrest, Putney said Thursday night’s protests were relatively peaceful.

Putney also said there was at least one video from a body camera and one other video from a dashboard camera that captured the deadly police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Putney continued to refuse to release the video, which could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting of the 43-year-old man.

Police have said Scott refused repeated commands to drop a gun; residents said he was unarmed. An attorney for his family, who viewed the video Thursday, said it’s not clear from the video if he’s holding anything, including a gun.

Putney said that he cannot release more information about the shooting because his department is not leading the investigation, which is being conducted by the State Bureau of Investigation.

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