Ex-trooper in gas station shooting expected in court

WARNING: Graphic dash cam video released in trooper-involved shooting

The former South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper accused of shooting a man during a traffic stop last month will be in court Monday at 9 a.m.

Sean Groubert faces assault and battery charges in connection to the shooting that happened at a Broad River Road gas station.

Groubert said he pulled over Levar Jones for a seat belt violation. The trooper asked Jones for his license, and Jones turned around to reach for his ID in his truck cab when Groubert fired several shots at him.

Jones, meanwhile, has mostly recovered since the incident and told The Today Show's Matt Lauer that he still has not seen the dashcam video that shows the entire incident.

"It brings back a lot of memories for one," Jones said. "Second off, it's just something I have no interest in watching."

Jones wants Groubert to face felony charges for the incident so the former trooper will never have the chance to carry a weapon or become a law enforcement officer ever again.

Groubert is out of jail on bond and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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