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.”