Community holding prayer vigil one month after Walter Scott's death

Community holding prayer vigil one month after Walter Scott's death
Walter Scott. (Source: Facebook)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Several community organizers are coming together Monday to hold a prayer vigil to commemorate the one month anniversary of Walter Scott's death.

The vigil will be held at 4 p.m. at North Charleston City Hall. The event will be hosted by several groups, including Black Lives Matter.

Scott was shot in the back multiple times by North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager on the morning of April 4, shortly after Scott fled his vehicle during a traffic stop along Remount Road.

Cell phone video filmed by a witness showed Slager firing several shots towards the back of Scott while he attempted to run from the officer.

Slager has been charged with murder and fired from the department. He is being held in protective custody at the Charleston County Detention Center.

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