Posted on

A South Carolina police officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in an incident captured on video is being charged with murder, CBS affiliate WCSC reported.

North Charleston Patrolman First Class Michael Slager, 33, is facing the charge in connection with the Saturday morning shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott. He was being held without bond Tuesday night, according to WCSC.

The video was provided to CBS News by a lawyer for Scott’s family.

The footage appears to show the officer shooting towards Scott’s back at least eight times as Scott ran away. A deputy coroner wasn’t immediately available to confirm how many times Scott was hit, according to the Post & Courier newspaper.

watcha gotta say?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.