- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he’s getting support from around the country.

Levar Jones appeared on NBC’s “Today” show Friday and said it’s too painful to watch the dash-cam video of what started as a traffic stop for a possible seat belt violation.

The Highway Patrol fired Trooper Sean Groubert after the Sept. 4 shooting and he’s charged with aggravated assault and battery. The video shows Jones being shot after he reaches into his vehicle to get the identification Groubert asked to see.

Jones says he hopes Groubert is convicted of the felony so he cannot carry a gun and be a police officer again.

Groubert’s lawyer has said there’s more than one way to interpret the video.

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