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South Carolina police officer charged with murder after shooting

(PHOTO: New York Times) (PHOTO: New York Times)
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A South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after a fatal shooting during a scuffle.

The New York Times has obtained cell phone video of the incident. The video shows a confrontation between City Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager and a 50-year-old civilian Walter Scott. Officer Slager appears to fatally shoot Scott in the back as he attempts to run away from the scene.

On Tuesday, Slager was arrested and charged with murder.

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