Glasses cam shows moment SC police officer shot in neck

Glasses cam shows moment SC police officer shot in neck

Dramatic surveillance 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. However, after he was shot several times, Smith, who thought he was taking his last breath, is heard in the video saying: "Tell my family that I love them".

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.

A violent attack on a SC police officer previous year 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.

"I take it day by day with the support of friends and family and everybody else", Smith said.

Orr was found guilty Wednesday after a two-day trial at the Hampton County Courthouse.

Smith was responding to a report of a man trying to steal items from customers at a convenience store.

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The prosecutor added that the gunman shot Smith at least twice while the officer was laying on the round. Smith asks him to "come here" again, to no avail.

Smith survived the incident despite a bullet completely severing a vein in the right side of his neck. Orr continues to fire rounds at Smith as he goes to the ground, eight shots in total, before he flees. Smith noticed the man had his hands in his pockets and drew his taser.

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

His hands can be seen covered in blood as he desperately radios for help, and shortly after he is assisted by a man identifying himself as J Tompkins, who pleads: 'Stay with me'. I've been shot in the neck'. The footage shows his bloodied hands as he shouts: "Dispatch, I'm hit!".

She desperately begins praying as officers and paramedics arrive to help Smith.

Duffie Stone, 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'.

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