It was a highly emotional and bittersweet day for Walter Scott's family yesterday.

Scott's loved ones finally came face to face with 23-year-old Feidin Santana, the bystander who recorded on his cell phone a South Carolina officer fatally shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott. NBC News was there to exclusively capture the powerful meeting at the Scott home in Charleston on Thursday.

"Oh, thank you God!" Scott's mother, Judy Scott, said while tightly hugging Santana. "Thank you, Lord. Blessed God. Thank you, thank you God. Thank you, thank you!"

Walter Scott Sr. sweetly said, "Thank you for another son, God, thank you. You've got a family in Charleston right now...anytime."

Feidin Santana, Walter Scott Family


There wasn't a dry eye under that roof, and Feidin, whose video led to North Charleston officer Michael Slager being charged with murder, explained that he shared his video with the Scott family because he wanted them to know how their son died.

The police report states that Slager called in a traffic stop in the area and then advised officers that he was in a foot pursuit of the driver of the vehicle. Slager then said he had deployed his Taser and requested backup units to the scene.

The video shows Scott, who was unarmed, running from Slager before getting shot eight times in the back by the officer and falling to the ground.

A murder conviction in the state could lead to the death penalty or up to 30 years to life in prison, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

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