The shooting of Walter Scott occurred on April 4, 2015, in North Charleston, South Carolina, following a daytime traffic stop for a non-functioning brake light. Scott, a black man, was fatally shot by Michael Slager, a white North Charleston police officer. Slager was charged with murder after a video surfaced contradicting his police report. The video showed him shooting the unarmed Scott from behind while Scott was fleeing.
** This wiki page used to have a quote from a relative of the vitum stating the reason Walter Scott ran was because he did not want to go back to jail for child support payments. The exclusition to the cause of WHY Walter Scott ran is eiriely absant fro the wiki article.