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Prosecutor: Officer acted lawfully in black man's killing

  • FILE - This image made from video provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 shows Keith Scott on the ground as police approach him in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 20, 2016.   Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray announced Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, that the shooting by officer Brent Vinson was justified.  Vinson, who is black, shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 20.  (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department via AP)

    FILE - This image made from video provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 shows Keith Scott on the ground as police approach him in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 20, 2016. Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray announced Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, that the shooting by officer Brent Vinson was justified. Vinson, who is black, shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 20. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Sept. 24, 2016 shows an ankle holster, top, and gun which police say were in Keith Scott's possession at the time he was fatally shot by police in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 20, 2016.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray announced Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, that the shooting by officer Brent Vinson was justified.  Vinson, who is black, shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 20. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department via AP)

    FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Sept. 24, 2016 shows an ankle holster, top, and gun which police say were in Keith Scott's possession at the time he was fatally shot by police in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 20, 2016. Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray announced Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, that the shooting by officer Brent Vinson was justified. Vinson, who is black, shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 20. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • District Attorney Andrew Murray discusses evidence as he speaks at the District Attorney's office during a press conference Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C., where he announced that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Brentley Vinson acted lawfully in the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. (Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

    District Attorney Andrew Murray discusses evidence as he speaks at the District Attorney's office during a press conference Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C., where he announced that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Brentley Vinson acted lawfully in the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. (Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A North Carolina prosecutor says a Charlotte police officer acted lawfully when he shot and killed a black man in a case that touched off several nights of unrest in the city.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray made the announcement Wednesday in the shooting by officer Brent Vinson.

Vinson, who also is black, shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 20.

Scott was sitting in his vehicle at an apartment complex when he was confronted by police. Police video showed officers shouting for Scott to drop a gun numerous times. Scott's family has said he was not armed.

However, Murray displayed a nearby store's surveillance video showing the outline of what appeared to be a holstered gun on Scott's ankle, and he discussed other evidence that Scott was armed.