There are at least two online fundraisers that have been set up in the wake of the Walter Scott shooting: one for the man who filmed it and one for Scott and the children he left behind.
The donations made for Scott through a GoFundMe page is for funeral arrangements, memorial needs and education costs for his children, the website states. It appears to have been set up by his brother, Anthony Scott.
So far, $550 of a $5,000 goal has been raised for Scott. A spokesman for the family, Ryan Julison, confirmed Friday night that the fundraiser was the only official one for Scott.
Todd Rutherford, D-Richland, also organized an Indiegogo online fundraiser for his client, Feidin Santana, who witnessed and filmed the shooting of Scott by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager.
Slager has since been charged with murder and is being held in the Charleston County jail.
Any funds raised for Santana will be for the purchase of a vehicle so he can get to and from work and support for his family, the webpage states.
It also states that Santana was born in the Dominican Republic and that he moved to the U.S. when he was 13. He currently lives in North Charleston, where he also works as a barber.
The page has raised $1,305 of it’s $15,000 goal.
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