America is mourning yet another unarmed black man killed on camera by a police officer. Walter Scott, a 50-year-old former Coast Guard, was gunned down by 33-year-old Michael T. Slager, a North Charleston. S.C. Police Officer.
The video provided to the media shows the officer and victim engaged in a brief altercation, then suddenly an object falls and Scott takes off running. He had gotten no more than 15 steps when he was shot several times in his back.
The video has gone viral and caught the attention of several celebs who are feeling like enough is enough. Stars including Meek Mill, Michelle Williams, and Jackee Harry have all acknowledged this terrible tragedy via tweets, Instagram posts, etc.
In a news conference held earlier today, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey told reporters that Slager has been terminated, and he also stated that all officers in the department would be outfitted with body cameras as a result of the shooting.
Check out the video below (warning: it’s graphic) and celebrity reactions in the gallery. RIP, Walter Scott.