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(SUMMVERVILLE, S.C.) — The family and friends of Walter Scott planned to remember him Saturday, one week after he was shot and killed by a police officer.

Scott’s funeral will take place at 11 a.m. at the W.O.R.D. Ministries Christian Center in Summerville, South Carolina, about 20 miles away from North Charleston where Scott was fatally shot by Michael Slager last Saturday.

Slager has since been charged with murder and dismissed from the police department, after a witness came forward with video that appears to show the moment when he fatally shot Scott as Scott was running away from him.


Churchgoers look on as casket holding #WalterScott arrives at church where his funeral set to take place in an hour. pic.twitter.com/kHNMnFeBoL

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The victim’s family attorney, who gave the video to ABC News, said he believes it could prove that the officer used excessive force.

Slager has not yet had to enter a plea. His attorney, Andy Savage, who was retained by Slager after his first attorney dropped his case, issued a statement to ABC News saying that it is “too early for us to be saying what we think.”


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