WATCH: CNN reporter slammed to the ground as Charlotte protest grows violent

What began as a protest following the shooting death of Keith Scott on Wednesday night degenerated into chaos in Charlotte, as several clips captured clashes between police and demonstrators -- which at one point involved a CNN reporter.

CNN's Ed Lavandera was reporting live from the scene on Anderson Cooper 360 when he was bodychecked to the ground by an unidentified man, who quickly walked away from the scene.

Update, 10:05 p.m. EST: Lavandera reported on CNN Tonight that a person identifying himself as the man who attacked him approached him off-camera and apologized for his actions.