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Man Shot During Charlotte Protest Has Died

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The man who was shot during the Charlotte protest has died. The victim has been identified as Justin Carr.

While attending the North Carolina demonstration over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, the 26-year-old was shot in the head.

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Police spokesman Keith Trietley said in a press release that Justin passed away at a hospital on Thursday.

According to authorities, the Charlotte resident was shot near the Omni Hotel, as protesters scuffled with officers in riot gear.

City officials insist it was not a cop who fired on Justin, and are launching an investigation to try and find the person responsible.

So far, no arrests have been made.

We're devastated that Justin was taken so soon, and our hearts are with everyone affected by this tragic loss.

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UPDATE! One Person Shot & One Police Officer Injured During Night Two Of Charlotte Protest

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UPDATE! 11:00 PM EST: According to the city of Charlotte, the individual who was previously reported dead is currently on life support and is NOT deceased.


This is absolutely horrible!

As we reported, on Tuesday night, protests broke out in Charlotte, North Carolina after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed in an apartment complex by a police officer from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

As a result of the protest, 12 officers were injured with one being hit in the face by a rock.

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Sadly, on Wednesday, more individuals was subject to violence.

According to reports, one person was killed during night two of the Charlotte protests. Authorities say the victim was shot by another civilian, and NOT by police.

Additionally, one police officer was injured during the melee and had to be transported to a local hospital.

The demonstrations have become increasingly chaotic and violent, with people throwing objects and damaging property. In turn, law enforcement officials are wearing riot gear and are spraying angry protestors with tear gas.

We just want all of this violence to end, and for people to be safe!

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Ciara & Russell Wilson Called Off Original Wedding Plans In North Carolina Because Of The State's Anti-LGBT HB2 Law

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Way to take a stand, Ciara and Russell Wilson!

As you know, the adorable love birds tied the knot last month in a magical ceremony at Peckforton Castle located just outside of Liverpool — but it turns out these weren't the original plans for the big day!

Speaking to The Knot, celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss opened up about organizing the special occasion for CiCi and Russ not once, but three times.

Turns out, the 30-year-old songstress was initially supposed to say "I do" to her man in North Carolina — the state where he played baseball and football in college — but ultimately the duo decided to change venues because of the state's controversial bathroom bill.

Related: Justice Department Rules NC's Anti-LGBT Law Violates Civil Rights

In case you didn't know, HB2 notably forces transgender individuals to use the bathrooms associated with their biological sex, rather than the gender with which they identify.

The event guru dished on the difficulty landing the perfect location:

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Police Shoot & Kill Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man Using Sign Language During Traffic Stop

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This seriously needs to stop.

On Thursday, state trooper Jermaine Saunders shot and killed Daniel Harris after a traffic violation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 29-year-old was deaf, mute, and unarmed.

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The State Bureau of Investigation says the State Highway Patrol officer tried to pull over the man's Volvo on I-485 for speeding.

However, the car didn't pull over for the trooper, resulting in a brief pursuit.

The Highway Patrol told Channel 9 that the chase continued onto the Rocky River Road off-ramp, where the officers intentionally bumped Daniel's vehicle to get him to pull over.

When the chase ended on Seven Oaks Drive — the street where Mr. Harris lived — neighbor Mark Barringer described to WCNC how both cars were damaged:

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Crabtree Valley Mall In Raleigh, North Carolina On Lockdown After Reports Of Gunshots Fired Inside

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So scary!!

Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, North Carolina has been placed on a lockdown after witnesses on scene told police they heard "five to six" gun shots fired there earlier on Saturday afternoon.

According to local news reports out of Raleigh, multiple eyewitnesses said that someone began firing shots at 2:30 p.m. local time at the mall.

As to be expected, those inside — and out — are scared and shaken, to say the least, though as far as we currently know, no suspects have yet been arrested and nobody has yet been reported wounded or killed inside the mall.

Nevertheless, Raleigh police officers have shut down the area, and those in the parking lot and elsewhere around the mall have taken to social media to report on what's going on.

That is including one woman (below) who confirmed her family was locked in a store closet for more than an hour, but remained safe:

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Donald Trump Spoke With Caitlyn Jenner Days After Meeting With Anti-LGBT Religious Groups — So Where DOES He Stand On The Bathroom Bill?!

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Over the past year, Donald Trump has said A TON of ridiculous and contradictory things.

But it looks like the politician might actually have to take a hard stance on that whole bathroom bill!

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As you're probably aware, back in March, North Carolina's Governor Pat McCrory signed the EXTREMELY controversial law which ultimately prevents a transgender man or woman from using the correct bathroom for the gender they identify with.

Many celebrities and politicians have already come out against the idiotic bill, but The Donald has somewhat remained on the fence — and it sounds like Caitlyn Jenner is okay with it!

Sure, we know Cait used Trump's bathroom in Trump Tower, but NOW we've learned the reality star actually met with the candidate shortly after

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Donald Trump Praises Dictator Saddam Hussein During Rally — And Hillary Clinton Schools Him For It!

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It's no secret Donald Trump says a lot of really disgusting, despicable, and really messed up things — but with his latest statement, it seems like he's trying to see how far he can push it!

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On Tuesday night at a North Carolina rally, the Donald decided to lay praise on someone even his own supporters would find SHOCKING — Saddam Hussein.

Yup, you read that right, the late President of Iraq, whom the U.S. fought in the first Gulf War. The one who was executed for war crimes against his own people.

Trump said of Hussein:

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