Cop Survives Shooting: 'Tell my family I love them'

  • Cop Survives Shooting: 'Tell my family I love them'

Cop Survives Shooting: 'Tell my family I love them'

It was New Year's morning in 2016, and the cop with the call-sign Echo 7 was on the trail of a belligerent man in Estill, South Carolina.

The encounter was filmed on a camera in Smith's glasses that he bought on Amazon, according to the release.

Smith was struck with four shots, according to CBS News.

Multiple requests for comment to the Estill Police Department were not returned.

Orr received a 35-year prison sentence.


The officer survived the shooting, but the pictures are confronting.

Eric Garner died of a heart attack in 2014 after a NY police sergeant put him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling illegal cigarettes.

The officer's mom, also a police officer, has established a GoFundMe page for her son as he recovers from his injuries.

Officer Smith armed with his taser gun, can't get the suspect to comply.

Paul O'Neal, of Chicago, was shot and killed in 2016 by police who suspected him of stealing a vehicle. Because Orr fit the description of the man, Smith ordered him to stop walking and to remove his hand from his pocket. I've seen you [go] after him.

Just 53 seconds after the camera on Smith's eyeglasses started to record, Orr turns, pulls out a 9mm handgun and opens fire.

Tompkins, heard in the video, asks Smith how he can help. "Stay with me, man", as he struggles to figure out how he can best help Smith, who goes to the ground outside his patrol auto.

The police officer could be heard telling Orr five separate times to take his hands out from his pockets.

After several minutes of pursuing Orr with no response or compliance, Smith takes out his stun gun. "If you don't stop I'm gonna tase you", the officer screams at a man accused of harassing people at a convenience store. I don't know. Where are you shot at? Prosecutors said Orr fired eight bullets at the officer, hitting him four times.

Smith is heard panting and yelling as he ran back to his squad vehicle to report that he was shot, with his bloody hands appearing in the video frame. At one point in the footage, Smith's bloody hand can be seen dialing for assistance. Smith keys up his radio to give an update on his situation, alerting the dispatch team that he is bleeding from the neck.

A bystander, who witnessed the shooting, approaches Smith and offers to help.

"I thought I was going to die right then, and I told dispatch to tell my family I love them, because I thought I wasn't going to make it".

On the recording you can hear Smith's voice as he lay outside his patrol vehicle.

First responders arrive and begin their work. Example: Getting shot in the neck.

"Stay with me", Thompkins says.