TRADEGY: Justin Carr who was on life support following the shooting has died

A PROTESTER who was shot during two-days of riots in Charlotte has died, police have said.

Cops have announced that Justin Carr, 26, who was shot on Wednesday night has died in hospital.

Charlotte officials – during the riots – initially tweeted that a civilian had been fatally shot – but they later issued the correction that he was on life support.

Police Chief Kerr Putney said detectives are determined to find who fired the fatal shots.

City officials said Carr was shot by another civilian – but allegations have now arisen on social media that police may have been involved.

Shooting scene GETTY

FATAL: The wounds Mr Carr received were fatal

Todd Zimmer in a Facebook post claims he saw Charlotte police shoot the protester in the head.

With an accompanying photo of the bloody scene, he wrote: “I am convinced that police shot this person with a rubber bullet or a tear gas canister.”

The post has attracted over 3,000 shares.

No arrests have been made.

Victoria Harper
By Victoria Harper 09/23/2016 07:14:00

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