Estill officer survives shooting caught on camera

Frederick Owens
August 11, 2017

Stone described how Smith was sacked upon "not once, not twice, not three times, or four, or five, or six, or seven, but eight times" during the shooting, which left the officer with broken arm bones and a "life-threatening" neck injury. A paramedic removes Smith's glasses and moves them aside as Thompkins speaks with another officer as they develop a plan to pursue Orr.

An Estill man who was convicted of shooting a police officer has received a 35-year sentence.

Eventually, Orr takes out a gun and fires multiple shots at the officer, sending him to the ground before he manages to flee to his vehicle.

Smith's glasses recorded him repeatedly telling Orr to "come here".

Smith was responding to a call about a suspicious person after Charles Party Shop informed police a man was snatching groceries from people's hands, reported the State. That's is when Orr pulled out a 9-mm handgun and fired at Smith, never taking the phone away from his ear.

The officer gave Orr one more final warning that he would be forced to use a Taser if he didn't comply with his demands.

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The solicitor's office says Smith was sacked upon "not once, not twice, not three times, or four, or five, or six, or seven, but eight times". Two of those shots were fired when Smith was on the ground. Smith is seen falling to the ground and screaming, "Shots fired!" "I'm hit in my neck some place".

Once Smith ran back to his vehicle and contacted emergency dispatch, he could be heard giving the message to his family: "I love them".

A bystander, who witnessed the shooting, approaches Smith and offers to help.

Smith was responding to a report of a man trying to steal items from customers at a convenience store.

"If but not for the grace of God and some very good doctors, this would not only have been a murder case, but a death penalty case", explained 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone, who prosecuted the case.

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.

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