A South Carolina cop has been charged with murder after shooting an unarmed black American man to death on Saturday April 4th. The video was filmed by a passer by who risk his own life too by filming what happened.
The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, had said he feared for his life because the man took his stun gun in a scuffle after a traffic stop on Saturday. A video, however, shows the officer firing eight times as the man — Walter L. Scott, 50 — fled.
Mr. Scott was struck five times — three times in the back, once in the upper buttocks and once in the ear — with at least one bullet entering his heart. It is not clear whether Mr. Scott died immediately.
Watch the gruesome video below