NEW CARLISLE, Ohio — A newspaper photographer was shot by a deputy Sunday night after the deputy mistook the man’s camera for a weapon, reports say.

The New Carlisle News reports its photographer, Andy Grimm, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital for surgery and is expected to recover from his wound.

Grimm had his camera and a tripod and was outside at about 10 p.m. Sunday attempting to take photos of lightning during a storm, the News reports.

And then this further into the article:

Grimm tells the News he was in full view of Shaw and that the deputy gave him no warning before firing. However, he said he knows Shaw and that he hopes the deputy will not lose his job over the incident.

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9 Responses to Unbelievable

  1. Elmo says:

    By all means, allow the deputy to keep his job, so he can shoot the next camera wielding citizen he comes upon.
    You are correct. This is unbelievable.

  2. fjord says:

    “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”
    ― Frédéric Bastiat

  3. Winston Smith says:

    “A NEWSPAPER photographer was shot by a deputy ”

    I have no problem with this.

  4. Roger says:

    What you’re seeing is very nervous cops that all believe that they are walking around with a target on their back. When a significant part of our population is in favor of dead cops, roasted cops, beaten cops, when cops are shot from ambush, shot in their patrol cars, shot walking on the street, what else do you expect?

  5. Unclezip says:

    I love the comments on the (((facebook))) page. “Please don’t be mean to the deputy!”.

  6. Roger R says:

    This is local news for me.
    Apparently, the deputy and the photographer know each other. In the dark, the deputy did not recognize the photographer and thought his camera was a gun.

    “Barney Fire” is now being investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

    • FriscoKid says:

      The deputy doesn’t have an adequate light as part of his kit? He couldn’t positively identify his target? Was he just shootin’ in the dark, like an irresponsible fuckhead “fearing for his life”? What are those firearm safety rules we serfs are expected to adhere to?

      Rule 3:
      “Always Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Behind It”

      If anyone of us “normals” had pulled a stunt like this? Ha! Certainly not a paid vacation!

  7. CC says:

    Well, they did allow a muslim cop to set a bad precedence, didn’t they?

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