Walter Scott viewing held in downtown Charleston

Walter Scott viewing held in downtown Charleston
Walter Scott. (Source: Facebook)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Family and friends gathered Friday afternoon to pay their respects to Walter Scott.

Scott's viewing was held at the Fielding Funeral Home at 122 Logan Street in downtown Charleston.

Due to the large number of expected visitors, Charleston Police was on site to direct traffic and maintain a smooth traffic flow.

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley also paid his respects at the funeral home.

"This is a heartbreaking tragedy for everyone in our community," Riley said."I wanted to come to represent the citizens of Charleston, because I know they share the sadness of the citizens of North Charleston and this community and this country."

Scott's funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. at the W.O.R.D. Ministries Christian Center on Crosscreek Drive in Summerville.

A prayer and candlelight vigil are planned at Seacoast's North Charleston Campus on Saturday evening. The Church is requesting any visitors wishing to show support for the community to arrive between 6 and 8 p.m. The campus is located on North Rhett Avenue at Sumner Avenue.

Scott died in a police-involved shooting one week ago in North Charleston. Police Officer Michael Slager has been charged with murder in connection to Scott's death.

An altercation took place following a traffic stop for a broken brake light.

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