The shooting happened around 4 p.m. at The Village at College Downs apartment complex on the 9600 block of Old Concord Road. Officers said they were searching for a person with an outstanding warrant when they saw a man get out of a vehicle with a firearm.But Scott's family says he was not armed:
When the man, later identified as 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, got back into the vehicle, the officers approached. The report states Scott then got back out of the vehicle "armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject."
Scarce gasoline will continue to hamstring North Carolina for “several days,” Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday, encouraging consumers to conserve as stations across the Triangle run dry.Attorney General Roy Cooper has already issued five subpoenas to gas stations for price gouging to the tune of four dollars a gallon.
The state is receiving about a third of its normal gas flow, the governor said. And even with a bypass completed around the leaky pipeline in Alabama, it will take time to restore normal flows throughout the Southeast.
...The average price per gallon shot up to $2.21 in Raleigh – an 8 percent uptick in the last week, according to the website gasbuddy.com. The state Attorney General’s office warned consumers to watch for price gouging triggered by the shortage, directing complaints to ncdoj.com. Since supplies became scant, more than 1,100 such complaints had been filed by late Tuesday.
Students said Francis tried to burn and cut the flag before dropping it on the floor as part of a lesson on the First Amendment. At least two students walked out of the classroom during the demonstration.4. Trump in High Point. The Republican presidential candidate was back in North Carolina Tuesday, at High Point University. Among other idiotic bullshit, he said that his plan for immigration was to "only [admit] people into our country who love our country." Any questions? The N&O has the full report.
"I put the flag on the ground and I took two steps with my right foot and I said, 'This is an example of free speech,'" Francis said.
...In a statement, Superintendent Dr. Frank Till Jr. said in a statement, "Clearly there are other ways to teach First Amendment rights without desecrating a flag. The situation is currently under investigation."