CMPD releases 911 calls from deadly shooting during Uptown riots

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- CMPD has released graphic 911 calls detailing the moment a 26-year-old was shot in the head and subsequently killed during the Keith Scott riots in Uptown.

Justin Carr was shot around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 21 in the 100 block of East Trade Street as police in riot gear protected an upscale hotel in downtown Charlotte. Police described the shooting as a civilian on civilian.

Carr was transported to the hospital and later died.

A little under a week later, Rayquan Borum admitted to killing Carr, and was charged for the deadly shooting as well as other related charges including possession of a firearm by a felon.

During the first call the 911 operator asks the caller multiple questions about the identity of both the shooter and victim as well as which direction the shooter fleed.

The second caller is silent for the majority of the call. After the dispatcher attempts to make contact multiple times, the caller says "someone out here is bleeding."

The third caller seems to try to describe the victim despite "not wanting to get too close." 

"Was anyone else with him?" the dispatcher asks referring to the shooter. 

Despite the deadly shooting, protests continued throughout Uptown Charlotte and demonstrators began throwing bottles, dirt clods and fireworks at officers. The police fired flash grenades and then tear gas back, dispersing the crowd of several hundred.

The evening was one of the most violent of the protests.  

The shooting of Justin Carr continues to be investigated. Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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