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Former South Carolina police officer indicted for murder after shooting man running away

Former South Carolina police officer indicted for murder after shooting man running away
Posted at 11:39 AM, Jun 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-08 12:07:58-04

CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- South Carolina prosecutor Scarlett Wilson said Monday that a grand jury has indicted former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager on a murder charge. Slager is accused of shooting and killing motorist Walter Scott.

In April, Slager pulled Scott over, reportedly for a faulty brake light. Video released showed the men talking then Scott getting out of his vehicle and running away. According to a police report, Scott did not comply with an officer's demands and tried to grab Slager's stun gun.

Slager fired eight shots, five of which struck Scott who was pronounced dead at the scene. Slager was fired from the department, arrested and charged with murder.