Officer shot by armed suspect ignoring orders in SC

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

Officer shot by armed suspect ignoring orders in SC

On January 1, 2016, police officer Quincy Smith responded to a call about an individual harassing patrons in a convenience store.

With the body-camera footage serving as evidence, a jury found Orr guilty of attempted murder and possession of a firearm in commission of a violent crime.

Orr was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Dr. James Dunne, the emergency room physician who treated Smith at Memorial Health Medical Center in Savannah testified that a bullet completely severed a vein in the right side of Smith's neck. The encounter was filmed on a camera in the officer's glasses that he bought on Amazon. He would later call it the best 30 bucks he ever spent.

The officer gave Orr one more final warning that he would be forced to use a Taser if he didn't comply with his demands.

Officer Smith managed to get back to his patrol auto and notify the dispatcher of shots fired and that he needs help for a wound to the neck.

The Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office shared the entire video taken on Officer Smith's glasses. Two of those shots were fired when Smith was on the ground. "Take your hands out your pocket, take your hands out your pocket".

However, Smith suddenly noticed the man put his hand in the pocket that suggested that he was carrying a weapon.

A SC man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a police officer's eyeglass camera recorded the man shooting him. "Oh God, Jesus. You know who shot you, Quincy?"

Smith pursues Orr in his patrol auto and gets out to confront him.

"Dispatch, I'm hit! Dispatch, Echo 7, I'm hit!" "I'm still trying to heal up injuries to my arm", Smith said. She gestures toward a park and says a man later identified as Malcolm Antwan Orr, 29, in a camouflage hunting outfit, is under a tree some distance away.

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. He told WJCL TV that he has nightmares about that day, but that he still hopes to return to work sometime early next year.

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