Justin Gregory Craven south carolina murder cop

Another South Carolina Officer Faces Felony Charge for Fatally Shooting Black Man in his Driveway

Justin Gregory Craven is the second South Carolina officer to be charged with shooting black man to death in the last two days

Justin Gregory Craven south carolina murder cop

Justin Gregory Craven

Edgefield County Detention Center

A white public safety officer in South Carolina who fatally shot a black man after a 2014 car chase has been arrested on a felony charge, the state’s Law Enforcement Division announced Tuesday.  

Justin Gregory Craven, a 25-year-old North Augusta public safety officer, was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle in the February 2014 death of Ernest Satterwhite. If convicted, Craven could go to prison for up to 10 years and face a fine of $1,000.  



According to investigators, after Craven attempted to make a traffic stop for a suspected DUI, Satterwhite, 68, led the officer on a car chase from North Augusta to Satterwhite’s home, miles away in Edgefield County. There, investigators say, Craven fired repeatedly through the driver-side door of Satterwhite’s car after Satterwhite had stopped in his  driveway.





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