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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol has released dashcam video from the trooper-involved shooting that happened in the Longs area on Sept. 11.
The video begins with the driver of a car, who was later identified as Tristan Vereen, being pulled over by a state trooper. Vereen screams at the trooper and refuses to stop. That begins a 3 1/2 minute pursuit.
Vereen’s car weaves in and out of lanes, and at one point goes through a field. Eventually, Vareen jumps out of his moving car.
Then, Trooper W. B. Benton chases after Vereen. Next, an off-camera struggle ensues with the sound of the trooper’s Taser being deployed several times.
In a surveillance video released earlier this week, Vereen appeared to grab the Taser and use it on the trooper…and then bite him.
The audio in the dashcam can be heard between 5:54 – 6:29:
“Give me your hands! Give me…”
“He’s biting me! He’s biting me!”
“Let me see your hands! Let me see your hands!”
“Hey, he killed me!”
Troopers say Vereen was shot once in the chest. He later died.
This is a developing story News13 will continue to follow. Count on us for updates as we learn more.