Journalist Allegedly Shot By Police Who Mistook His Camera For A Gun

Journalist Allegedly Shot By Police Who Mistook His Camera For A Gun

Photo: The newspaper’s photographer was shot after getting out of his Jeep, Courtesy: New Carlisle News


The New Carlisle News is reporting that photographer Andy Grimm was shot by a Clark County (Ohio) Deputy as he was setting up his tripod and camera on Monday night to film police at a traffic stop.

While doing so, he felt a pain in his side and discovered that he had been shot.  The incident happened on Monday.

Grimm was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery. He’s expected to recover.

Dale Grimm, the paper’s publisher and Andy’s father, told Fox 8 that he is sore but is expected to be released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Andy said that the deputy gave him no warning and his main concern is with the deputy.

“I know Jake. I like Jake. I don’t want him to lose his job over this,” Grimm says.

The case has been turned over to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  OBI has not yet made a comment and the identity of the deputy has not yet been given.

On September 5, 2017 at approximately 3:30 PM CST, the Clark County Sheriff’s Department issued the below statement:

“At around 10:15PM on the night of September 4, 2017, Deputy Jake Shaw initiated a traffic stop in the City of New Carlisle. During the course of this traffic stop, an unknown male, later discovered to be New Carlisle News reporter Andrew Grimm arrived on the scene and was injured in an officer involved shooting. The investigation into this shooting has been turned over to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations for the State of Ohio. Deputy Shaw has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation and will attend critical incident debriefing. Our hearts and prayers are with Mr. Grimm as he recovers and with Deputy Jake Shaw and we ask the community to keep both of them in your hearts and prayers as well.”

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3 Comments

  1. TOPDOG1

    DEMAND LAW ENFORCEMENT REFORM
    Law enforcement. The new face of terrorism in the U.S. The police have become nothing more than domestic terrorists ,with badges.Who needs terrorists anyway? The police have succeeded where the terrorists have failed. Americans now live in fear of law enforcement. An American citizen is forty-seven (47) times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist. Just look at a few of the examples below.Until the prosecutors are held responsible for prosecuting the police and maintaining our Civil Liberty’s things will only get worse. Prosecutors should face disbar for allowing our liberty’s to be stripped away. And for allowing police abuse
    Here are just a tiny a few of many more examples.
    OLD MAN
    http://thefreethoughtprojec
    HANDS UP
    http://thefreethoughtprojec
    TEENS IN CAR
    http://thefreethoughtprojec
    75 IN JAIL
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    TRAFFIC STOP EXECUTION
    http://thefreethoughtprojec
    SHOOTS DOG
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    CA HILLS EXECUTION
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    DOG 2
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    MENTAL
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    STUDENT
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    COP LIES
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    SLOW ABUSE MURDER /2 HOUR
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    CAN NOT BRAETHE/2
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    MENTAL
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    VIOLENT ARREST
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    SHOT TEENAGERS IN CAR
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    76 OLD WOMAN ARRESTED
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    TRAFFIC EXECUTION
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    HANDCUFFED TEENAGER
    http://thefreethoughtprojec
    MENTAL 2
    http://thefreethoughtprojec……
    RANT 6

  2. Doc2222

    I guess US citizens are going to have to start going out in public stark naked and without ANYTHING that a cop can mistake for a weapon–no phone, no key ring, no wallet–no nothing. Otherwise, we’re likely to end up shot full of holes because some paranoid coward feels “threatened”.

    My advice to wanna-be cops: If you’ve got gonads the size of BBs, pick some other profession besides law enforcement; the lives you save may be the entire population of the country.

  3. JLean

    America’s police are out of control.
    In many urban areas, they simply can not be trusted to do their job in a non-prejudicial manner.

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