Deputy shoots photographer after mistaking camera for a gun

A news photographer became part of the story in the worst way after a sheriff deputy apparently mistaking canada goose factory outlet the camera equipment for a weapon shot canada goose black friday sale him canada goose outlet uk sale in the street.

Andy Grimm, a photographer Canada Goose Online for The New Carlisle News in Ohio, said he left the newspaper’s office to get some shots of lightning late Monday, when he spotted a Clark County sheriff’s deputy conducting a traffic stop in town, about 20 canada goose outlet online miles north of Dayton.

Grimm hopped out cheap canada goose of his Jeep and was holding his camera and tripod when Deputy Jake Shaw, apparently confusing the items for weapons, fired at Grimm, hitting the photographer in the side.

“I was going out to take pictures and I canada goose outlet black friday saw the traffic stop and I thought, ‘Hey, cool, I’ll get some pictures here,'” Grimm told the newspaper. “I turned around toward the cars and then ‘pop, pop’ I was just doing my job.”

Grimm, whose father is the publisher of canada goose outlet store uk the newspaper, later had surgery at a hospital to treat his wounds. He is canada goose Canada Goose sale outlet sale expected to recover and said he doesn’t want the deputy whom he canada goose outlet jackets referred to by his first name to get fired over the incident.

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

An inquiry into the shooting has been turned over to the Ohio buy canada goose jacket cheap Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. canada goose outlet canada A message seeking additional comment was not immediately uk canada goose outlet returned Tuesday.

Meanwhile, an unattributed post on the newspaper’s Facebook page said Grimm is “very sore” but is otherwise doing just fine.

“He said canada goose outlet new york city they expect to be releasing him sometime [Wednesday],” the statement reads. “On behalf of our entire family, we thank you for all of the kind messages. One other thing. canada goose Please don’t mean mouth the deputy. Andy said he doesn’t want Jake to lose his job over this.”

Dale Grimm, canada goose outlet the newspaper’s publisher canada goose clearance sale and Grimm’s father, is declining to elaborate further, according to a receptionist who answered the phone at the newspaper’s office in New Carlisle, a quintessential “small town,” he told the Associated Press.

“Everybody knows everybody,” said Dale Grimm. “Everybody looks out for one another.”

State Rep. Kyle Koehler, R Springfield, echoed that sentiment, asking locals to pray for both Grimm and Shaw canada goose outlet uk while not “tearing down” law enforcement officials.

“This whole thing is unfortunate and tragic,” Koehler posted on Facebook. “Everyone involved needs our prayers. Andy is a good friend canada goose uk black friday to me personally and to our community. Let support Andy with our prayers and by doing what he asks by not tearing down law enforcement.”.