The morning of Saturday, April 4, Walter Scott was shot and killed following a traffic stop off of Remount Road in North Charleston. Early reports stated that North Charleston Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager fired his gun during a struggle after Scott tried to take the officer’s Taser. But video taken by a bystander showed Slager firing toward Scott as he ran away. Since then, Slager has been fired and charged with murder, a SLED investigation into the incident continues, and voices from across the country are calling for action after the incident that resulted in Scott’s death.
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