Glasses-mounted camera helps officer catch shooting on video

  • Glasses-mounted camera helps officer catch shooting on video

Glasses-mounted camera helps officer catch shooting on video

SC police officer Quincy Smith was pursuing a suspect in an attempted theft when the suspect opened fire on him from point-blank range, striking him four times.

Harrowing footage has emerged of a United States policeman being shot at point blank range on New Year's Day 2016 by a gunman who fired four times into the officer's neck, arm and torso.

Smith's voice can be heard in the recording as he lay outside his patrol vehicle, He told the emergency dispatcher, "Tell my family that I love them".

Orr had been found guilty of attempted murder and possession a weapon while committing a violent crime. Orr got the maximum sentence for both charges, 30 years for attempted murder and five years for the weapons charge, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office.

Passer-by J Tompkins is filmed stopping to help Smith, who is heard saying: "I can barely breathe, tell them to hurry up".

The judge handed down the sentence after a two-day trial and less than 45 minutes of jury deliberation. Smith told him to take his hand out of his jacket or he would "be tasered".

Officer Smith was responding to a call on New Year's Day 2016 in Estill regarding someone trying to snatch groceries from customers.

"Come here for a second", Smith calls out.

Smith was shot in the neck, severing a vein, and another bullet hit in him in the upper chest. Two of those shots were fired when Smith was on the ground. Smith was hit four times.

"Tell my family I love them", implored a SC police officer whose video of his own near-death shooting was released this week, just one day after his convicted attacker was sentenced to prison. I don't know. Where are you shot at? A bystander comes to stay with the officer until help arrives. "Take your hands out your pocket!"

But Smith said he forgives Orr - and even prays for him and his family. Eventually he pulled a pistol and began firing.

WJCL reported that Smith's neck and arm injuries have almost fully healed, and his physical therapy is nearly complete. "Stay with me, man", as he struggles to figure out how he can best help Smith, who goes to the ground outside his patrol vehicle.