Witness Captures Fatal Shooting Involving Greenville Officer On Video From A Distance

There's now video on Youtube where you can hear the shots being fired by Greenville Police Corporal Scott Johnson that killed robbery suspect John Wainright after police say he held up a pharmacy at gunpoint last week.

Greenville police say Wainright robbed a Rite Aid Pharmacy for prescription drugs on April 21st at around 2:00 in the afternoon. Fifteen minutes later police pulled Wainwright over in the ECU Neurosurgical parking lot.

According to police, Wainwright tried to get back in his truck after officers had him on the ground. That's when they say officer Johnson fired multiple shots killing Wainwright.

In the Youtube video that a witness shot on a cellphone you can hear four to five shots being fired in under a second.

Police say the SBI is investigating the shooting and Corporal Johnson is on paid administrative leave, both of which are standard procedure in all officer-involved shootings.

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