Crazy video: Trooper facing prison after shooting unarmed man during seat belt violation traffic stop

An ex-South Carolina state trooper fired for shooting an unarmed man during a traffic stop over a seat belt violation is facing up to 20 years in prison after being charged with assault.

And the video from his own patrol car is the most damning evidence against him.

A dash cam recording of the Sept. 4 shooting in Columbia, S.C., shows then Trooper Sean Groubert ordering the man, who had just gotten out of his pickup truck at a Circle K gas station, to produce his license.

The man, identified as 31-year-old Levar Jones, leaned back into the truck. When he came out, Groubert begins screaming and firing wildly, apparently believing Jones had gotten a weapon.

Jones was hit in the hip but is recovering, his attorney said, according to USA Today.

Groubert is charged with assault and battery of a highly aggressive nature, the paper reported.

Check out the the video here, via LiveLeak. But be warned. Even the most ardently pro-cop viewer’s going to have a hard time stomaching it.



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