Homicide

Mother of unarmed man shot by South Carolina police officer to visit site of his death

  • Judy Scott, grieves Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the site where her son, Walter Scott, was shot and killed on April 4 by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, in North Charleston, S.C. Slager is charged with murder and could face life in prison without parole if convicted. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    Judy Scott, grieves Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the site where her son, Walter Scott, was shot and killed on April 4 by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, in North Charleston, S.C. Slager is charged with murder and could face life in prison without parole if convicted. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Judy Scott grabs the fence Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the site where her son, Walter Scott, was shot and killed on April 4 by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, in North Charleston, S.C. Slager is charged with murder and could face life in prison without parole if convicted. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    Judy Scott grabs the fence Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the site where her son, Walter Scott, was shot and killed on April 4 by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, in North Charleston, S.C. Slager is charged with murder and could face life in prison without parole if convicted. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Family and friends gather Thursday, July 9, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C., where Walter Scott was shot and killed April 4 by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager. Family attorney Chris Stewart says Walter Scott's mother, Judy Scott, was unable to find words to describe her feelings during the visit. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    Family and friends gather Thursday, July 9, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C., where Walter Scott was shot and killed April 4 by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager. Family attorney Chris Stewart says Walter Scott's mother, Judy Scott, was unable to find words to describe her feelings during the visit. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)  (The Associated Press)

The mother of the man fatally shot as he ran from a North Charleston police officer after an April traffic stop is expected to visit the spot for the first time.

Family spokesman Ryan Julison says Walter Scott's mother Judy, other family members and their lawyers plan to gather Thursday at the site of the shooting, behind an auto parts store.

A video made by a bystander shows Scott and former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager briefly scuffling before Scott runs away and the officer fires at Scott's back.

Slager is charged with murder and could face life in prison without parole if convicted.