Officer's bodycam video records his own shooting, helps convict suspect


Orr received maximum sentences.

Dramatic video recorded by a pair of eyeglasses with a camera in them captured the moment a SC officer was shot at least three times on New Year's Day in 2016. In the moments after the gunfire, the officer could be heard telling emergency dispatchers: "Tell my family I love them".

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. Orr refused to stop and continued to walk away from Smith while holding a cellphone to his ear. He had previously purchased the glasses with his own money.

Eventually Officer Smith pulls his Taser and threatens to use it on Orr if he does not comply.

On the day in question, Smith responded to call about someone harassing customers at a convenience store.

Orr looks back, and in one crackling motion, flashes a 9 millimeter pistol and fires multiple shots, one on top of the other, sending Smith tumbling to the ground. Two of the eight rounds were fired at Smith as he lay on the ground, Stone said.

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

According to the video, Smith got back into his cruiser and was able to call for help.

"I'm hit in my neck some place", he told the dispatcher. Smith screamed. "My left arm is broken".

Smith is on medical leave and he is still recovering from injuries to his neck, torso and arm. "I've called 911, I've called 911, is there anything I can do for you?" "Oh God, Jesus. You know who shot you, Quincy?"

Video recorded from a SC police officer's glasses camera and released to the public on Thursday shows the moment the officer was shot four times.

The man who shot the officer was sentenced to 35 years in prison after being found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a weapon while committing a violent crime.

14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone said the defendant fired eight times, according to the Jasper Sun Times.