(NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.) — The man who was in the passenger seat of the vehicle driven by Walter Scott during the incident in which he was fatally shot by a South Carolina police officer released a statement on Monday.
“Walter was a dear friend,” Pierre Fulton said, “and I miss him every day.” Fulton remains traumatized by the shooting, his attorney said.
“Over the past five years, [Scott] helped me to become a better man and showed me the value of hard work,” the statement continued. “I’ll never know why he ran, but I know he didn’t deserve to die.”
Fulton’s attorney said that his client would make no future statements about the shooting prior to any court proceeding.
Police officer Michael Slager was charged with murder last week in Scott’s shooting.
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