Walter Scott, a 50-year-old African-American, was pulled over by Patrolman 1st Class Michael Slager for a non-functional tail light. During this confrontation:
Scott starts running away. Wires from Slager’s Taser stretch from Scott’s clothing to the officer’s hands.
With Scott more than 10 feet from Slager, the officer draws his pistol and fires seven times in rapid succession. After a brief pause, the officer fires one last time. Scott’s back bows, and he falls face first to the ground near a tree.[ref]The Post and Courier[/ref]
Video footage below:
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey announced at a news conference[ref]Reuters[/ref] that Patrolman Slager will be charged with murder.
For more, read the article at the New York Times.