Police dash cam video shows SC shooting victim run from car

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Dash cam video shows the man fatally shot by a police officer get out of his car and then run away during a traffic stop. (WPVI)

Police in South Carolina have released dash cam video that shows the man fatally shot by a police officer get out of his car and then run away during a traffic stop.

It would end with the man's shooting death a short time later.

The video, released Thursday by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, shows what begins as a seemingly routine traffic stop on Saturday.

The officer, Michael Slager, approaches the green Mercedes-Benz driven by Walter Lamer Scott and says he pulled him over because of a non-functioning taillight.

After the officer asks for license and registration, Scott can be heard saying he doesn't have registration or insurance on the vehicle because he was in the process of buying it.

After a brief exchange, the officer returns to his cruiser.

Scott is seen getting out of the car and then takes off running. The officer then runs after him.

Slager was charged with murder after a witness stepped forward with video that appears to show the moment when Slager fatally shot Scott as Scott was running away.

Slager was arrested on Tuesday and has been dismissed from the police department.

He has ties to Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Slager graduated from Lenape Regional High School in Medford in 2001 and, after graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and eventually became a police officer.

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