Suspect arrested in Charlotte protester’s death

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Charlotte police have arrested someone in connection with Wednesday night's death of protester Justin Carr, Charlotte-Mecklenberg police Chief Kerr Putney said Friday. Charlotte's police chief Chief Kerr Putney

CHARLOTTE – A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of protester Justin Carr in Charlotte, North Carolina, police said Friday.

Rayquan Borum was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of murder in the death of Carr, a man who police said was shot near a hotel Wednesday night as people protested the police-involved shooting death of a Charlotte man earlier this week.

“A real-time crime center was able to supply footage from cameras” that helped investigators identify Borum as a suspect, Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters Friday.

Officials have since implemented a curfew that runs from midnight-6 a.m. They also have called in state troopers and the National Guard in an effort to maintain order. After two nights of unrest, Putney says Thursday night’s protests were relatively peaceful.


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