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Breaking: Dash-Cam Video of S.C. Deadly Shooting Released

The State Law Enforcement Division of South Carolina has released a copy of the dash cam footage from North Charleston police officer Michael Slager’s patrol car in the moments before he fatally shot Walter Scott.

The video shows when Slager pulled over Scott, but not the moments when Scott was shot dead. (RELATED: South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder, Shoots Suspect in Back 8 Times)

The vehicle was initially pulled over because of a broken tail-light. After Officer Slager approaches the car, he speaks with Scott and then returns to his patrol car. Moments later, Scott darts from the vehicle in an attempt to escape.

Scott was pulled over around 9:30 a.m.

As we have reported, Slager has been arrested and charged with murder.

Warning: The images we are about to show you are graphic.

Breaking: South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder, Shoots Suspect in Back 8 Times

A South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after he shot a suspect 8 times following a traffic stop… and the shooting death of that man was caught on video.

Warning: The images we are about to show you are graphic.

In the video, which was recorded Saturday, April 4, 2015, City Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager has already shot Walter Lamer Scott with a Taser but Scott continues to run away. A video of the shooting released to news media outlets shows the officer firing several times at the man’s back while he’s running away. Scott had a warrant out for his arrest because he owed child support payments.

Charleston Mayor Keith Summey spoke at a news conference condemning the officer’s actions, saying, “When you’re wrong, you’re wrong,” “When you make a bad decision, don’t care if you’re behind the shield or a citizen on the street, you have to live with that decision.”

Monday, the officer’s attorney said that the officer felt threatened and that the motorist was trying to grab the officer’s stun gun. Tuesday morning, that attorney said he no longer represents officer Slager.