Nick Cannon Reacts To Shooting Death Of Walter L. Scott
Nick Cannon is calling the recent shooting death of an unarmed 50-year-old Black man “unfortunate.”
“Justice is something that we all want and we all deserve. It’s our right,” the America’s Got Talent Host told HipHollywood on Wednesday. “Without getting on my soapbox, it’s been so many years that injustice has swamped our culture and I think at this time people just want what’s right.”
Walter L. Scott was shot and killed in North Charleston, S.C on Saturday by 33-year-old white police officer, Michael T. Slager.
On Tuesday evening, the North Charleston mayor announced that Slager was officially charged with murder. “When you’re wrong, you’re wrong,” he said during the press conference.
In a video that has surfaced online, Slager can be seen shooting Scott in the back eight times as the victim was attempting to flea. The officer said he feared for his life because Walter took his stun gun in a dispute following a routine traffic stop.
However, in the clip, obtained by The NY Times, Scott can be seen running through an empty lot with wires from the stun gun attached to his back. Then you see the officer pull his gun and fire eight times before the father of four falls to the ground.
You also see in the video the officer placing something by Scott’s lifeless body.
Click to see what other celebrities have taken to social media to express their outrage and pain.