Man in Car With Walter Scott Speaks, Just Once
Pierre Fulton doesn't know why he ran
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2015 6:53 AM CDT
In this April 4, 2015, frame from dashcam video provided by the North Charleston Police Department, Walter Lamer Scott leaves his car after a traffic stop in North Charleston, SC.   (AP Photo/North Charleston Police Department)

(Newser) – Why Walter Scott bolted during a routine traffic stop is a mystery even to Pierre Fulton, the man in the Mercedes with Scott when he was pulled over by South Carolina police officer Michael Slager. "Walter was a dear friend and I miss him every day," Fulton says in a statement released by his attorney yesterday, per ABC News. "I'll never know why he ran, but I know he didn't deserve to die. Please keep Walter and his family in your prayers and respect my privacy moving forward." He appears serious about his privacy: Fulton's lawyer says his client won't be speaking further on the matter, NBC News reports. He's already been grilled by investigators, per NBC, and has turned down all news interviews.