Breaking News: Update on the Walter Scott shooting. a South Carolina grand jury returned a murder indictment this morning against Police Officer Michael Slager..
A South Carolina grand jury returned a murder indictment on Monday against a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man in April.
Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston police was captured on video firing eight shots at Walter Scott on April 4 as Scott was running away from him.
The indictment was announced by Scarlett Wilson, a state prosecutor. She said that murder was the only charge presented to the grand jury.
Slager initially claimed that Scott, 50, grabbed his Taser. Video captured by a bystander showed Scott running away, and Slager firing eight times at some distance.
Wilson said previously that Slager was probably not eligible for the death penalty.