SOUTH CAROLINA — Graphic video from a police officer’s eyeglass camera shows the moment he was shot several times on New Year’s Day in 2016.
Estill Police Officer Quincy Smith was responding to a report of a suspicious person when he spotted a man leaving a store who fit the description given.
Smith called out to the man, identified as Malcolm Antwan Orr, ordering him to stop. But Orr, clad in camo and hiding his hand within his pocket, ignored his instructions and kept walking.
Smith then threatened to use his stun gun on Orr if he continued to walk away. That’s when Orr, who was holding a phone to his ear with one hand, pulled a gun from his pocket with the other and opened fire on Smith.
Officer Smith was hit numerous times, and began shouting “Shots fired!” At least two of the rounds were fired as he lay on the ground, authorities said. Smith made it back to his patrol car and radioed dispatch for help. The officer could be heard telling emergency dispatchers: “Tell my family I love them.”
Thankfully, Smith survived the shooting incident despite suffering two broken arms and a life-threatening wound to his neck.
On Wednesday, Orr was convicted of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
A jury deliberated for less than 45 minutes before delivering the guilty verdict to Orr, a news release said.
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