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Officer's camera catches attempted murder in SC

Officer's camera catches attempted murder in SC

The suspect, 29-year-old Malcolm Antwan Orr, was on his cell phone when Smith approached him, warning him he would be tased if he didn't stop.

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". In a message to the dispatcher, Officer Smith says, "tell my family that I love them".

In a video released Thursday, officer Quincy Smith can be seen responding to a 9-1-1 call for an armed robbery at a grocery store.

Smith was responding to a call that a man dressed in camouflage clothing and a red bandana tried to steal food from a convenience store. He had previously purchased the glasses with his own money. Smith told him to take his hand out of his jacket or he would "be tasered".

Orr, who had his other hand in his right pocket, turns and looks at the officer but continues walking and talking on the phone. "Come here, man. Come here for a second", he is heard calling out the man in the video.

Officer Smith armed with his taser gun, can't get the suspect to comply. I am hit in my neck some place.

Thankfully, Officer Smith was able to run back to his vehicle and radio for help. The officer was wearing glasses with an attached camera and recorded the event on video.

Smith survived the shooting despite suffering two broken arm bones and a life threatening wound to his neck.

"I didn't draw my firearm because at the time I didn't think it was warranted", he told WJCL. I'm not playing with you.

Smith moves away from the auto and quietly tells the emergency team: 'Tell my family that I love them'.

Duffie Stone, the 14th Circuit Solicitor, said in a press release: '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'.

The man who shot the officer was sentenced to 35 years in prison after being found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a weapon while committing a violent crime.


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