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Officers, demonstrator injured during protests after fatal police shooting in Charlotte

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday night, following an officer-involved shooting that left one person dead.

At least one demonstrator and about a dozen police officers have been injured, including one who was hit by a rock. After protesters began to target police cruisers, officers in riot gear fired tear gas, ABC News reports. In a statement, police said the shooting took place around 4 p.m. when officers went to an apartment complex looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant. Authorities say the man who was shot, identified as Keith Lamont Scott, got out of a car with a firearm, and was considered by officers to pose a deadly threat. Scott's family says he was not armed, and was actually holding a book as he waited for his son to be dropped off from school, WSOC-TV reports.

Mayor Jennifer Roberts tweeted that the "community deserves answers," and a "full investigation will ensue." A police source says both the officer and victim are black.