You're going to hear a lot of negative about this man if you haven't already. You're going to hear that he got himself shot or as one of my co-workers put it "Iif the police officer shot him, he must have been a criminal!" But this is who he really was.
Walter L. Scott, 50, was a father of four who served in the Coast Guard and had trouble making child support payments, but he was not a violent man, according to his brother Anthony Scott who spoke with CNN'S Don Lemon Tuesday.
The world now knows Walter L. Scott's name after graphic footage of what appears to show Scott running away from a South Carolina police officer as the officer fatally shoots him. Officer Michael Slager reportedly stopped Scott Saturday morning for a traffic violation
Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting Scott in the back and killing him.
Slager, 33, said he had feared for his life because Scott had taken his stun gun in a scuffle on Saturday. A video, however, shows the officer firing eight times as Scott fled. The North Charleston mayor announced the state charges at a news conference Tuesday evening.
Thank God for video!