SC police shoot & kill man running away. Police claim to have “felt threatened”.

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“A white North Charleston police officer was arrested on a murder charge after a video surfaced Tuesday of the lawman shooting eight times at a 50-year-old black man as the man ran away.

Walter L. Scott, a Coast Guard veteran and father of four, died Saturday after Patrolman 1st Class Michael T. Slager, 33, shot him in the back.

Five of the eight bullets hit Scott, his family’s attorney said. Four of those struck his back. One hit an ear.”

Andrew Knapp, “VIDEO: Day after officers arrest, video of shooting death sparks protest, more action”, The Post and Courier, April 7, 2015, http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150407/PC16/150409468

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