Protests erupted in Charlotte this week in response to an officer-involved shooting of a black man, Keith Lamont Scott, on Tuesday afternoon. The protests, to which law enforcement officers have responded by donning riot gear and using tear gas to disperse crowds, are making national news. One person was shot during the protests on Wednesday night. The Charlotte Observer reports that Governor McCrory has declared a state of emergency for the city and has deployed the National Guard and Highway Patrol troopers to assist local law enforcement. At the time of writing, there are conflicting reports regarding the circumstances of the Scott shooting. The Charlotte Police Department said that Scott was armed with a handgun when he was shot; some witnesses claim that he was reading a book. Keep reading for more news.