the victim that stunned the courtroom. steve osunsami explains. >> reporter: the former patrolman. seen in this video, gunning down a black driver before he even has a chance to show him his license is apologizing. >> get on the ground! get on the ground! >> reporter: a south carolina judge sentenced 34-year-old shawn gruber to 12 years in prison for the shooting, but he's expected to serve three with good behavior. he faced the man he could have killed. >> you did nothing wrong and i screwed up. plain and simple. i made the biggest mistake of my life. >> reporter: but back in 2014, when he's seen here arresting lavar jones for a seat belt violation after seriously wounding him, he was blaming the victim. >> why did you shoot me? >> you dove head first back into your car. >> reporter: he said he wanted to say he's sorry in person for the last three years, but the courts required him to keep away from his victim. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >>> a third man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a missouri police officer, jacob johnson is accused of hinderi
. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> such a horrible situation there, for the driver, for the parents for all around. >>> coming up, the iconic plaza hotel in new york facing bombshell allegations from current and former staffers. >>> and first, nfl wives are turning to each other for support on facebook, offering advice about the complicated world they live in, and some of them are now sharing their stories with us. we have that next. month ago! the long lasting scent of gain. now available in matching scents across your entire laundry routine. it says you apply the blue one ok, letto me. this. here? no. have a little fun together, or a lot. k-y yours and mine. two sensations that work together, so you can play together. >>> as you know, the nfl preseason is under way, and as the players get back to work their spouses also have to gear up for the pressures that come with life in professional football. >> hundreds of nfl wives have turned to a private facebook page to share advice, especially when it comes to their husbands' physical and mental health. here's deborah roberts.
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