Fearful Cop Mistakes Reporter’s Camera for a Gun—Opens Fire, Shoots the Innocent Man – Free Thought Project
A reporter for a local newspaper is recovering in a hospital after a fearful trigger happy deputy opened fire on him for holding a camera.
New Carlisle, OH — A local reporter in New Carlise, just north of Dayton, Ohio, found out the hard way just how dangerous a fearful trigger happy cop can be. While setting up his camera to cover the news, a Clark County Sheriff’s deputy opened fire on Andy Grimm after he mistook the man’s camera for a gun.
Grimm was out doing his job for New Carlisle News Monday night when he came across a traffic stop on the way back to the office and decided to take some photos. Grimm was tasked with taking photos of a nearby lightning storm but when he saw the traffic stop, he saw an opportunity for more pictures. However, that decision almost killed him.
“I was going out to take pictures and I saw the traffic stop and I thought, ‘Hey, cool. I’ll get some pictures here.’” he told the newspaper, according to New Carlise News. He said he pulled into a parking lot in full view of the deputy, got out of his Jeep and started setting up his tripod and camera. “I turned around toward the cars and then ‘pop, pop.”
He “had his camera in his hand” when the Clark County Deputy Jake Shaw feared for his life and opened fire. Grimm was shot in his side and was rushed to the hospital Monday night where he underwent surgery to save his life. He is expected to make a recovery.
As New Carlise News reports, Andy said the deputy gave him no warning. “I was just doing my job,” he said.
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