A South Carolina trooper who shot an unarmed man for what appears to be no apparent reason was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault and battery.

Sean Groubert was fired from the Highway Patrol after the shooting incident. He now faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted for wrongfully shooting driver Levar Jones.

From The State:

Groubert was booked Wednesday evening at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. He was fired from the patrol last Friday.

Wednesday night, in a hearing at the jail, Magistrate Ethel Brewer set Groubert’s bond at $75,000.

A video of the Sept. 4 shooting incident was played at Groubert’s bond hearing.

The video shows Groubert firing repeatedly at Jones, who was not armed and who was not behaving aggressively. Jones was struck at least once, in the hip.

Read more at The State

Watch the altercation here:

Jones was taken to a local hospital and is now out of the hospital recuperating.


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