Scott family calls for calm in Charlotte

nc_charlotte_1500x845Charlotte, N.C. (NBC News) — Attorneys representing the family of Keith Lamont Scott, the Charlotte man whose death in a police shooting sparked two nights of violent protests, is calling for calm.

A state of emergency has been declared in Charlotte, and National Guard troops and state police have been called in to help maintain the peace.

One protester was shot and killed Wednesday night. Police say another protester was responsible, and investigators are still trying to determine who pulled the trigger.

Keith Scott’s death is still being investigated as well. The FBI and Justice Department now have agents on the ground.

Witnesses say Scott was unarmed when he shot and killed by police, but a photo taken by someone at the scene and obtained by NBC affiliate WCNC appears to show a gun at his feet after the shooting.

There is also dash and body camera video of the incident, but both the police and Scott family attorneys caution the tape may not show a complete picture of the events.

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney agreed to let Scott’s family watch those tapes, but refuses to share it publicly.

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