On the same day that Officer Michael Thomas Slager was arrested in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott, another officer was also arrested for murder. North Augusta Officer Justin Gregory Craven, 25, was arrested for the shooting and killing of Ernest Satterwhite, 68, on Feb 9, 2014, during a traffic stop.
Satterwhite was signaled by Craven to pull his car over, but Satterwhite drove a short distance to his driveway and stopped. That is when Craven and another officer approached the car and Craven fired into the car hitting the senior citizen several times. The officer originally stated that Satterwhite tried to take the officer’s gun, however evidence showed Satterwhite had never even exited his car. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) announced that Craven has been charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle in the February 2014 death of Satterwhite. If convicted, Craven could go to prison for up to 10 years and face a fine of $1,000.
A lawsuit filed by the family of Satterwhite was recently settled for $1 million in the death of their loved one.