Feidin Santana met with victim Walter Scott's mother, father and brother at their South Carolina home on Thursday

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Less than a week after Walter Scott was killed by a South Carolina police officer, his family met the young man who filmed the entire shooting on his cell phone.

In an emotional meeting Thursday captured by NBC News, 23-year-old Feidin Santana visited the Scott family at their home in Charleston, South Carolina.

“Oh, thank you God!” Scott’s mother, Judy Scott, said as she hugged Santana. “Thank you, Lord. Blessed God. Thank you, thank you God. Thank you, thank you!”

Santana said he shared the video footage because he wanted Scott’s family to know how their son died.

Scott’s father, Walter Scott Sr., also said a few words.

“Thank you for another son, God, thank you,” he said. “You’ve got a family in Charleston right now … anytime.”

On video, Santana says it’s amazing they know the truth.

“God put me there for a reason, I’m a very believer of God,” he said.

Now-fired police officer Michael Slager, 33, has been charged with murder for firing eight shots at Scott, 50, from behind.

Scott’s funeral is being held Saturday at 11 a.m. at W.O.R.D Ministries Christian Center in Summerville, South Carolina, and will be open to the public.

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