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Ohio news photographer reportedly shot by deputy while setting up to take pictures of traffic stop
A small Ohio news organization said one of its photographers was shot by a sheriff's deputy Monday night while he set up to take pictures of a random traffic stop.
Andy Grimm "had his camera in his hand" when he was shot in his side by a Clark County sheriff's deputy in New Carlisle, which north of Dayton, The New Carlisle News said in a Facebook post.
He was rushed to Miami Valley Hospital for surgery and is expected to recover.
The newspaper speculated that the deputy may have mistaken the camera for a weapon. Grimm said the deputy, identified in reports as Jake Shaw, gave him no warning.
“I just talked to Andy and he said that he is very sore, but in good spirits,” Dale Grimm, the photographer's father and publisher of the New Carlisle News, told Fox News. “He said the hospital expects to be releasing him Tuesday. He also stressed that he does not want the deputy to lose his job over this.” The Dayton Daily News reports the case has been turned over to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. “This is a small town. Everybody knows everybody. It was just a terrible misunderstanding,” his father said.
Without warning, the deputy opened fire as Grimm was setting up the tripod. The photographer said he and the deputy knew each other.
“I turned around from the Jeep and it seemed like instant, I heard pop-pop,” Grimm told the Daily News from his hospital bed.
One bullet struck him in the chest and Grimm said another may have grazed his shoulder.
The officer that wounded the cameraman rushed over to help, repeatedly saying, “I thought it was a gun,” Grimm said.
“Now that I’m OK, I’m not so much mad, but when I was on the ground and in the back of the ambulance, I was kind of angry at him,” Grimm said.
“He said there was no warning, no ‘show me hands’ or ‘drop what you have,'” the paper owner said, while changing Tuesday’s front page to reflect his son’s shooting around 3 a.m.
"Andy does not want him to get fired," Grimm said, calling the shooting a misunderstanding.
“Until I hear his side, I guess I won’t know what I did wrong,” Grimm said.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: loam
If you cannot carry a firearm without fearing for your life, then you should not be a police officer. What happened to other officers should only alter your training, not your level of cowardice.
As for shooting a member of the press, no doubt Trump will give him a medal, but the judiciary should tear this officer a new ringpiece if you ask me.