Key events in the police shooting of Walter Scott

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Posted: Apr 12, 2015 10:41 AM

Radio transmissions between North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager and emergency dispatchers offers a timeline of key events in the shooting death of Walter Scott on the morning of April 4, 2015.

9:33:32 — Slager radios that he is conducting a traffic stop of a green Mercedes-Benz. Video recorded from a camera mounted on the dash of his patrol cruiser shows him follow the car into the parking lot of an auto parts store. He approaches the vehicle and has a brief exchange with Scott, the driver.

9:36:51 — Scott exits his vehicle and takes off running. Slager radios that he is in foot pursuit, giving the description "Black male, green short, blue pants." The dispatcher calls for all other police units in the area to respond. Several officers can be heard saying they are on the way. About a minute later, Slager can be heard yelling "Lie on the ground!"

9:38:26 — Slager radios the dispatcher: "Shots fired. Subject is down. He grabbed my Taser." Cell phone camera footage captured by a bystander shows that seconds earlier Slager had fired eight shots at Scott's back as the motorist was running away. Slager walks over to handcuff Scott, who is face down in the grass.

9:40:21 — Someone radios to ask Slager whether everyone at the scene is "10-4," a radio code often used by officers to mean "OK." Police Officer Clarence Habersham, who arrived at the scene seconds after the shooting and is kneeling over Scott, responds: "Everyone is 10-4, except for the suspect. ... Gunshot wound, it looks like, to the chest, to the right side. Unresponsive. ... Another gunshot wound to the buttocks."

9:45:27 — An ambulance arrives, about 7 minutes after the shooting.

9:55:12 — A radio call is made requesting the county coroner. Scott was later declared dead at the scene.