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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
Pal in Car With Walter Scott: 'I'll Never Know Why He Ran'
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. (Read more Walter Scott stories.)

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