Estill officer survives shooting caught on camera

Katrina Barker
August 12, 2017

Incredible footage shows Smith confronting the suspected thief before being shot several times and falling to the ground.

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

"Bullets broke two bones in Smith's arm, severed a vein in his neck, and passed through his upper torso", CBS reports.

The footage shows Smith's bloodied hands while he calls for back-up and informs dispatches that he has been hit.

Smith tells a dispatcher he thinks he's been hit in the neck and that his left arm is broken. "I'm not playing with you!"

"Shots fired", the officer is heard screaming, as he falls to the ground.

Smith thanks Tompkins for coming to his aid. "Come here, man. Come here for a second", he is heard calling out the man in the video. "I've called 911, I've called 911, is there anything I can do for you?" I've seen you [go after] that boy.

Smith can be seen driving up behind him, getting out of his patrol vehicle and calling to Orr. Stay with me. Stay with me man. He continued walking and ignoring direct commands from Smith.

Smith radios in, "Dispatch E7, I will be out with that subject".

But Smith said he forgives Orr - and even prays for him and his family.

After what seems like an eternity and much radio traffic with the dispatcher, during which a bystander comforts the officer, other cops and EMTs arrive at the scene.

"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", said 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone, the prosecutor in the case.

On Wednesday, following a two-day trial and after deliberating just 45 minutes, a Hampton County jury convicted the gunman, Malcolm Antwan Orr, 29, of attempted murder and possession of a weapon in the commission of a violent crime.

A violent attack on a SC police officer a year ago was caught on a small camera attached to the officer's glasses, and that footage helped put away a suspect in an attempted murder case.

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