Trooper with local ties charged in SC shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WKBN) – A South Carolina state trooper with ties to the area is facing charges for shooting an unarmed man during a traffic stop.

Sean Groubert, 31, is facing an assault and battery charge. The graduate of Beaver Local High School shot the driver during a traffic stop for not wearing a seat belt.

The South Carolina State Police released the dash cam video of the incident Wednesday. It shows Levar Jones pulling into a gas station and Groubert pulling up without his siren on.

When Jones got out of his car to go to the gas station, Groubert asked to see his driver’s license. As Jones was reaching in his car to get it, Groubert shot him four times.

Groubert was fired from his job and could face 20 years in prison if convicted.

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