A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a police officer’s eyeglass camera recorded the man shooting him.
Malcolm Antwan Orr, 29, was found guilty Wednesday of attempted murder and possession of a weapon after he shot a police officer on New Year’s Day in 2016 – and the officer’s glasses caught it all on camera. In the moments after the gunfire, the officer could be heard telling emergency dispatchers: “Tell my family I love them.”
Estill Police Officer Quincy Smith was shot four times while responding to a suspicious persons call. A clerk at a store told the officer that a man wearing camouflage and a red bandana had tried taking groceries from customers, according to a news release from the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
Smith, who was wearing glasses that had a camera inside, spotted Orr, who matched the description the store clerk gave him. He had previously purchased the glasses with his own money.
The police officer could be heard telling Orr five separate times to take his hands out from his pockets. Smith threatened Orr with a taser gun if he refused to remove his hands from his pockets.
After the fifth time Smith asked, Orr pulled a gun out from his sweatshirt pocket and shot the police officer.
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