Sheriff’s deputy shot a photographer of a local Ohio news organization on Monday night, the photographer was trying to capture the random pictures of the traffic stop.
The man “had his camera in his hand” when he was taking pictures of the random traffic stop. A Clark County sheriff’s deputy shot Andy Grimm in New Carlisle, The News Carlise News said in a post on Facebook.
After being shot by the Sheriff’s deputy he rushed to the nearby hospital — Miami Valley Hospital in order to get the medical treatment, he is expected to recover the gunshot wound after medical care.
The photographer left from the newsroom about 10 PM on Monday, he went out to take some pictures of the lighting storm, according to the paper. As per the newspaper report, the traffic stop on which the incident took place occurred on the same road while Grimm was capturing the lighting storm into his camera.
Grimm told the newspaper, “I was going out to take pictures and I saw the traffic stop and I thought, ‘Hey, cool. I’ll get some pictures here.'”
According to Grimm, he pulled into a parking lot where he got the full view of the deputy, he came out of his vehicle and begun setting up his camera and tripod to take some pictures of the lightning storm. He said, “I turned around toward the cars and then ‘pop, pop.”
The newspaper reported that sheriff’s deputy may have mistaken Grimm’s camera and tripod for weapons. According to Grimm, the deputy has been identified as Jake Shaw and he did not give him any warning.
“I was just doing my job,” Grimm said. “I know Jake. I like Jake. I don’t want him to lose his job over this.”
According to the newspaper, there was “some confusion” at the shooting scene.
The father of the photographer Dale Grimm told Fox News, “I just talked to Andy and he said that he is very sore, but in good spirits.” He said, “He said the hospital expects to be releasing him Tuesday. He also stressed that he does not want the deputy to lose his job over this.”
The case has been turned over to Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Dayton Daily News reported.
Grimm’s father said, “This is a small town. Everybody knows everybody. It was just a terrible misunderstanding.”