The shooting happened in the parking lot of a Circle K on Broad River Road Sept. 4 after Lance Cpl. Sean Groubert pulled Levar Edward Jones over for a seatbelt violation.
In the video released Wednesday night, Groubert asks for Jones’ license. Jones then checks his back pocket before going back to his vehicle.
Groubert then fires several shots at Jones before Jones falls to the ground.
While Jones is on the ground with a gunshot wound to the hip, he asks Groubert “What did I do, sir?”
Groubert then asks Jones if he was hit.
“I don’t know what happened,” Jones says in the video. “I just grabbed my license.”
Groubert explains to Jones the reason he shot at him was because Jones dove head first in the vehicle. Source: WIS-TV
If there was no dash-cam video, Trooper Groubert would have gotten away with committing a crime. Another innocent and unarmed black man would have been a statistic.
This comes as a special grand jury declines to indict officers in the shooting death of a black man, John Crawford III, at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart store in Ohio after he brandished an air rifle.
Dash-cam video of Trooper Sean Groubert shooting Levar Edward Jones (GRAPHIC):