State Law Enforcement Division agents “were concerned” within hours of hearing a North Charleston officer’s account of how Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, ended up dead Saturday morning.

The agency reported those concerns to North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers the day of the shooting, according to a news release.

“There were inconsistencies including what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds in Mr. Scott’s back,” SLED Chief Mark Keel is quoted in the release as saying. “We believed early on that there was something not right about what happened in that encounter. The cell phone video shot by a bystander confirmed our initial suspicions. ... We will pursue this case until we are confident we have developed as much factual information and evidence as possible to give to the prosecutors.”

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