Mother to visit spot where officer fatally shot unarmed son

AP News
Posted: Jul 09, 2015 8:30 AM

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The mother of the man fatally shot as he ran from a North Charleston police officer after an April traffic stop is expected to visit the spot for the first time.

Family spokesman Ryan Julison says Walter Scott's mother Judy, other family members and their lawyers plan to gather Thursday at the site of the shooting, behind an auto parts store.

A video made by a bystander shows Scott and former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager briefly scuffling before Scott runs away and the officer fires at Scott's back.

Slager is charged with murder and could face life in prison without parole if convicted.