Suspect arrested over shooting of Charlotte protester

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Associated Press

A suspect has been arrested over the deadly shooting of a protester during demonstrations in Charlotte over an officer's killing of a black man.

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Dozens of protesters were arrested after the shooting of Keith Scott.
Dozens of protesters were arrested after the shooting of Keith Scott.
Source: Associated Press

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said during a news conference that the suspect was arrested today.

He provided few other details about the arrest or the suspect but said that video led investigators to the shooter.

The protester was shot Wednesday night during a violent night of protests in Charlotte.

Officials have since implemented a curfew that runs from midnight-6 am.

They also have called in state troopers and the National Guard in an effort to maintain order.

After two nights of unrest, Putney says Thursday night's protests were relatively peaceful.

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