South Carolina Trooper Pleads Guilty to Shooting Unarmed Motorist
03/14/2016 AT 05:40 PM EDT
A Richland County Court official tells PEOPLE that Trooper Sean Groubert, 32, will be sentenced next month and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Groubert shot Levar Jones four times.
The shooting was captured on dash-cam video from the trooper's patrol car. It shows Groubert stopping Jones in a gas station convenience store parking lot. Groubert exits his patrol car and demands to see Jones' driver's license. Jones, who was already out of his vehicle, turns towards his car and Groubert begins shooting.
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The four bullets were fired within three seconds.
As Jones writhed in pain on the ground, he repeatedly asked the officer, "Why did you shoot me?"
Over Jones' pained moans, Groubert responded: "Well, you dove head first back into your car."
Groubert was fired from his job after the video went public.
Jones survived the shooting, but bullets broke his hip, leaving him with a limp.