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Dash-cam video captured two conversations Officer Michael Slager had after he fatally shot Walter Scott — one in which he appeared to tell his wife "everything's OK" and one with a fellow cop in which he admitted his adrenaline was "pumping" and laughed nervously.
Slager cannot be seen on the video, but he can be heard answering a call — apparently from his pregnant wife — and giving her his version of the April 4 confrontation with Scott following a traffic stop in North Charleston.
"Hey, everything's OK, OK? I just shot somebody. Yeah, everything's OK," he said.
"He grabbed my Taser," he said. "Yeah, yeah. I'm fine."
Slager is then heard talking to a senior officer, who explains he is likely to be stripped of his weapon and sent home for a few days before he will be questioned about the shooting.
"When you get home, it would probably be a good idea to jot down your thoughts, what happened. Once the adrenaline quits pumping..." the other officer said.
"It's pumping," Slager interjects with a laugh.
Slager claimed Scott, 50, grabbed his Taser. Video captured by a bystander showed an apparently unarmed Scott running away from the officer, and Slager firing eight times at some distance.
After the release of the video, Slager, 33, was charged with murder.