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Officer Shoots News Photographer After Thinking Tripod Was A Gun

 

A newspaper photographer in Ohio had a very unanticipated situation happen to him when he arrived on the scene of a traffic stop. 

Andy Grimm was headed to take photos of lightning when he decided to grab some extra photos for the newspaper of a traffic stop. Then next thing he knows, he hits the ground after being shot by a police officer. 

Grimm was in plain view of the deputy and everything was fine, but the deputy mistook his tripod for a large gun and shot his firearm with no warning. Grimm was shot in the side and taken to a hospital for surgery. He's recovering and doing fine. To top the story off, the deputy and photographer were friends and knew each other well. 

Grimm doesn't want the deputy to lose his job over this, but the Clark County Sheriff's office is investigating the situation while the deputy is on leave. 

FULL STORY HERE

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