Footage emerges of United States officer shot at close range

Trevor Jackson
August 12, 2017

Body camera footage released by the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office in SC shows just how quickly things can take a turn for a police officer in the line of fire.

Orr was found guilty of attempted murder on Wednesday for the shooting of a SC police officer that took place on New Year's Day 2016.

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.

According to WJCL, Smith is still recovering both physically and emotionally.

"I've called 911", the man tells Smith.

At this point, the officer's tone changes.

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

The officer turns up the heat and pulls out his taser. "If you don't stop I'm gonna tase you", the officer screams at a man accused of harassing people at a convenience store. "Oh God, Jesus. You know who shot you, Quincy?"

He approaches a man dressed head to toe in army fatigues and demands that he stop and take his hands out of his pocket. "Take your hands out of your pocket".

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"Dispatch I'm hit!" he shouted using his bloody hand to call for help.

"I didn't draw my firearm because at the time I didn't think it was warranted", he told WJCL.

He also claims his arms are broken. Help me please. I'm hurt pretty bad. Smith scrambles to the patrol vehicle to alert his dispatch.

That's when a passerby came to Smith's aid. But has more personal thoughts on his mind.

"Dispatch, please tell my family I love them", Smith said, while on the ground outside of his cruiser. It will take Smith to Memorial Health Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. "I am hit in my neck some place".

A few minutes later, a female voice can be heard in the distance.

"You okay, baby?" the woman in distress asks.

Smith once again thanks Tompkins for his Good Samaritan nature.

The entire exchange was captured on shocking body camera footage and released after the shooter, 29-year-old Malcolm Orr of Estill, S.C., was convicted of attempted murder and possessing a weapon in a violent crime.

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