Officer's bodycam video records his own shooting, helps convict suspect
Aug 12 2017
-Later, Smith is heard asking another officer to tell his family he loves them. Suddenly, Orr pulls out a gun and fires multiple shots at Smith.
According to NBC News, the encounter was taped on a camera in the officer's glasses that he bought on Amazon and was released Thursday, the same day the suspect was sentenced to prison.
The footage shows Smith's bloodied hands while he calls for back-up and informs dispatches that he has been hit.
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. The footage becomes shaky, indicating Smith is running back to his squad vehicle.
Officer Smith armed with his taser gun, can't get the suspect to comply.
In the video, Smith is shown approaching Malcolm Antwan Orr, 29, who was on the phone and refused to stop, walking away from Smith when ordered.
Mr Smith's terrified reflection can be seen in his auto window as he continues to describe his wounds: "My arms are broken".
Smith grabs his radio, yelling, "Dispatch I'm hit".
Orr, who had his other hand in his right pocket, turns and looks at the officer but continues walking and talking on the phone.
The incident occurred on January 1, 2016, at around 11 a.m. EDT, according to the officials, reports said.
"Tell my family I love them". "I've been shot in the neck", he says. Its first chorus ends on prophetic line: "I won't leave without you, I won't leave without you". "I'm going to stay here with you man".
Being shot starts to take a heavy toll on Smith. "I'm here with the officer, my name is J. Tompkins".
A few minutes later, a female voice can be heard in the distance.
It appears Smith asks Thompkins for help putting pressure on wounds as the bystander reassures him, and at one point takes over radio duties from Smith.
An ambulance arrives and treats Smith for his injuries.
On Wednesday, a jury found Orr guilty of attempted murder and possessing a weapon in a violent crime.