>> City leaders in Charlotte North Carolina pleading for calm Wednesday and promising a thorough investigation of the fatal shooting of a 43 year old African American by police. Protesters clashed with cops and blocked freeway traffic Tuesday night after an officer shot and killed Keith Scott earlier that day.
Routers correspondent Greg Lacour is outside Keith Scott's home.>> There's a tremendous amount of conflicting stories about the circumstances of the shooting. Whether the man had a gun, the family insists he did not, and police at a press conference this morning insisted that he did.>> He is armed with a hand gun that we found on scene as well.
Made some imminent threat to them and because of that, at least one of our officers fired.>> Police claim plainclothes officers were trying to serve a warrant when, they say, they saw Scott exit his car with a weapon. Members of Scott's family claim he was not armed, and was in fact holding a book when he was killed.
>> He had no gun.>> He didn't have no gun.>> Police say they are reviewing video of the shooting, but have not released any footage. Officer Brently Vinson, who police say fired at Scott, is also black. Police claim he was not wearing a body camera. Vinson has been placed on administrative leave.
>> My soul hurts, that's why I'm here. Justice. It's not right, you don't just go shoot someone down.>> The unrest comes in the aftermath of a separate shooting of an unarmed Black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Video of that encounter released earlier this week. Protesters there have called for the arrest of the white officer who shot and killed 40-year old Terence Crutcher after his car broke down.
A lawyer for the officer says she feared for her life. Video shows Crutcher had his hands in the air when he was shot.>> Hey, I ain't doing no wrong, my hands up, don't shoot.>> The US Department of Justice is investigating and could bring federal civil rights charges against the officer.