The eye witness that recorded a video showing a white police officer shooting an unarmed black man “Walter Scott” in the back in South Carolina spoke out about the sad incident in an exclusive interview with “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt on Wednesday.
Feidin Santana stated that he started recording after he heard a Taser being deployed and confirmed that there was a struggle between both men before the deadly shooting. However, he observed that the officer had control of the situation, but still opened fire.
“Before I started recording, they were down on the floor. I remember the police [officer] had control of the situation,” Santana said. “He had control of Scott. And Scott was trying just to get away from the Taser. But like I said, he never used the Taser against the cop.”
“As you can see in the video, the police officer just shot him in the back,” Santana said. “I knew right away, I had something on my hands.”
Officer Michael Slager, 33, was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday for the fatal shooting of Walter Scott, 50, after a traffic stop in North Charleston Saturday. The video appears to show Slager shooting Scott in the back as he