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Man Shot During Charlotte Protests Has Died

Charlotte police say the man shot in the head during Wednesday night’s protests near a downtown hotel has died.

Police spokesman Keith Trietley says in a news release that 26-year-old Justin Carr died Thursday while hospitalized for his wounds.

Carr was shot as protesters clashed with police in riot gear lined arm-in-arm protecting the Omni Hotel about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The unrest shut down the Interstate 85 highway following the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, and erupted into fires and looting of semi-trucks.

City officials say Carr was not shot by an officer.

Police Chief Kerr Putney says the detectives are determined to find who fired the fatal shots. No arrests have been made.