CHARLOTTE, NC (WCSC/WBTV) - Family members say a man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Charlotte is from the Charleston area.
Hours later a large crowd had gathered near the scene in protest.
The shooting happened around 4 p.m. at The Village at College Downs apartment complex on the 9600 block of Old Concord Road.
Officers said they were searching for a person with an outstanding warrant when they saw a man get out of a vehicle with a firearm.
When the man, later identified as 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, got back into the vehicle, the officers approached.
The report states Scott then got back out of the vehicle "armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject."
The officers said they immediately requested MEDIC and began performing CPR. Scott was then taken to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Police said a firearm "the subject was holding at the time of the shooting" was recovered at the scene, and that detectives were interviewing witnesses to the incident.
"I don't believe [the man shot] was the one with the warrants, but we don't know if there was a connection," CMPD Chief Kerr Putney told reporters. "At this point all we know they're in the apartment complex parking lot and this subject gets out with a weapon, they engage him and one of the officers felt a lethal threat and fired his weapon because of that."
The officer who fired the shot was identified as Officer Brentley Vinson.
He has been with the department since July 2014.