Pierre D. Fulton, Passenger in Car with Walter Scott, says he Didn’t Deserve to Die

© Joe Raedle/Getty Images Judy Scott (2nd L) and Walter Scott Sr., (3rd L) are joined by others as they prepare to place flowers on the coffin of their son Walter Scott during the burial service at the Live Oak Memorial gardens cemetery, after he was fatally shot by a North Charleston police officer after fleeing a traffic stop in North Charleston. Mr. Scott was killed on April 4 by North Charleston police officer Michael T. Slager after a traffic stop. The officer now faces murder charges.
© Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Judy Scott (2nd L) and Walter Scott Sr., (3rd L) are joined by others as they prepare to place flowers on the coffin of their son Walter Scott during the burial service at the Live Oak Memorial gardens cemetery, after he was fatally shot by a North Charleston police officer after fleeing a traffic stop in North Charleston. Mr. Scott was killed on April 4 by North Charleston police officer Michael T. Slager after a traffic stop. The officer now faces murder charges.

The passenger who was in Walter Scott’s car during a traffic stop before he fled and was fatally shot by a police officer says he’ll never know why his friend ran but that he didn’t deserve to die.

Pierre D. Fulton released a statement late Monday through lawyer Mark A. Peper. Fulton calls Scott a dear friend and asks for prayers for Scott’s family. Fulton also asks for privacy moving forward.

Peper says the statement will be Fulton’s only remarks until any court proceedings.

The shooting was captured on a cellphone video recorded by an eyewitness who was walking nearby. The footage shows Officer Michael Slager, who is white, firing eight times as Scott, who was black, runs. Then Scott falls to the ground. Slager is charged with murder.

Source: The AP

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