Michael Slager

Michael Slager, 34, is charged with murder in the shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott as he ran from a traffic stop in April 2015. Slager fired eight shots at Scott, hitting him five times and killing him. If convicted, Slager faces 30 years’ to life imprisonment. A bystander’s cellphone video showed Slager firing eight times as Scott tried to run away from the traffic stop. The footage of the shooting led to Slager being fired from the police department and charged with murder three days later. Slager’s attorneys say there is far more to the story than the short video clip of the shooting, which was seen around the world via the internet. The clip in its entirety, the attorneys say, also shows a struggle between the two men before the shooting and Slager warning Scott that he will shoot.