Rayquan Borum indicted in fatal shooting at uptown protest

Rayquan Borum
Rayquan Borum

A 21-year-old Charlotte man has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in a shooting at a downtown protest last month over the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott.

Rayquan Borum is accused of firing the shot on Sept. 21 that mortally wounded Justin Carr at the demonstration outside the Omni. The incident appears to have helped trigger a wave of violence across uptown after some bystanders at the scene alleged that police killed Carr. Police shot Scott the day before during a confrontation outside a Charlotte apartment.

Last week, prosecutors said Borum has confessed to the crime. His criminal record includes multiple firearm and drug-related charges from July 2015.

In announcing his arrest, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney said investigators were able to identify Borum as Carr’s killer from videos taken at the scene. His next court date has not been scheduled.

Michael Gordon: 704-358-5095, @MikeGordonOBS