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Funeral set for black SC driver fatally shot by white police officer during traffic stop

  • Diontre Moore, of North Charleston, S.C., center, lights a candle during a rally in North Charleston, S.C. on Friday, April 10, 2015 protesting the fatal police shooting of Walter Scott. Scott was killed by a police officer after a traffic stop on Saturday. Officer Michael Slager has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Diontre Moore, of North Charleston, S.C., center, lights a candle during a rally in North Charleston, S.C. on Friday, April 10, 2015 protesting the fatal police shooting of Walter Scott. Scott was killed by a police officer after a traffic stop on Saturday. Officer Michael Slager has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man holds a sign referring to Rev. Al Sharpton during a rally for Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C. on Friday, April 10, 2015. On Saturday, Scott was killed by a police officer after a traffic stop. Officer Michael Slager has been fired and charged with murder. Sharpton is expected to speak at a church in the area over the weekend. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    A man holds a sign referring to Rev. Al Sharpton during a rally for Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C. on Friday, April 10, 2015. On Saturday, Scott was killed by a police officer after a traffic stop. Officer Michael Slager has been fired and charged with murder. Sharpton is expected to speak at a church in the area over the weekend. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Erica Beal, of West Ashley, S.C., right, places her hand on the shoulder of Tyeesha Aiken, of North Charleston, S.C., during a rally in North Charleston, S.C. on Friday, April 10, 2015 protesting the fatal police shooting of Walter Scott. Scott was killed by a police officer after a traffic stop on Saturday. Officer Michael Slager has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Erica Beal, of West Ashley, S.C., right, places her hand on the shoulder of Tyeesha Aiken, of North Charleston, S.C., during a rally in North Charleston, S.C. on Friday, April 10, 2015 protesting the fatal police shooting of Walter Scott. Scott was killed by a police officer after a traffic stop on Saturday. Officer Michael Slager has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

A funeral is set for the black driver who was fatally shot by a white police officer after fleeing a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Mourners are expecting to gather for 50-year-old Walter Scott's funeral Saturday morning. A steady stream of people gathered Friday afternoon at a wake to pay their respects to Scott, whose open casket was draped in an American flag and adorned with Dallas Cowboys paraphernalia.

Scott was stopped April 4 for a broken tail light. Relatives suspect he fled officer Michael Slager in fear of being jailed again over missed child support payments.

Police and Slager's lawyer said Scott was shot during a tussle over Slager's gun. Slager was fired and charged with murder after video showed him shooting Scott as he ran away.