Dashcam Captures South Carolina Trooper Shooting Unarmed Man in Traffic Stop

Sean Groubert was dismissed from the force following the shooting.

ByABC News
September 25, 2014, 7:47 AM

— -- Dashcam video captured the moment a South Carolina state trooper shot an unarmed man during a traffic stop earlier this month.

The trooper, Sean Groubert, was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

The video shows Groubert stopping Levar Jones for a seat belt violation at a convenience store in Richland County, South Carolina, on Sept. 4, according to South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

After Groubert asked for his license, Jones, 35, turned back toward his car and reached inside. Groubert then began shooting and yelling at Jones to "get out of the car."

Jones, who was unarmed, was hit in the hip with a bullet, police said. He can be heard saying "I just got my license. You said get my license."

Groubert was fired last week. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.