Cop captures own shooting on camera

Casey Dawson
August 12, 2017

After the fifth time Smith asked, Orr pulled a gun out from his sweatshirt pocket and shot the police officer.

Video recorded from a camera in a SC police officer's glasses shows him getting shot four times past year as he tells a dispatcher, "tell my family that I love them". Smith walked toward Orr, who was seen defying the officer's orders to stop.

At that point, the video shows Orr quickly drawing a 9mm handgun and firing multiple times - even as he kept the cellphone to his ear with his other hand.

An Estill man who was convicted of shooting a police officer has received a 35-year sentence.

Prosecutors have released camera footage of a Lowcountry police officer being shot by a suspect. In the moments after the gunfire, the officer could be heard telling emergency dispatchers: "Tell my family I love them".

The emergency room physician who treated Smith testified that one bullet had completely severed a vein in the right side of Smith's neck.

Source Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office
Source Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office Source Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office

The jury deliberated for less than 45 minutes before handing down the guilty verdict.

Smith: Dispatch, please tell my family I love them. Orr continues to fire rounds at Smith as he goes to the ground, eight shots in total, before he flees.

"A camera in Smith's glasses, which the officer purchased for himself on Amazon, captured the incident", said officials with the solicitor's office.

WJCL reported that Smith's neck and arm injuries have almost fully healed, and his physical therapy is nearly complete. Smith located the suspect shortly after arriving on the scene and confronted the man.

"Shots fired!" Smith yells into his handheld radio, the high-definition image spinning as if the glasses were flung from the roof of a building. "I'm going to stay here with you man". "I can barely breathe", says the wounded officer. "He was just walking away, but unfortunately I made a mistake ... and he got the upper hand", the officer said.

"If but not for the grace of God and some very good doctors, this would not only have been a murder case, but a death penalty case", Stone said in a statement.

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