The officer was wearing glasses with an attached camera and recorded the event on video.
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Amazingly, Smith survives the shooting.
As he is tended to by paramedics at the scene, Mr Smith urges them to "secure my glasses, my body camera is on it".
Multiple requests for comment to the Estill Police Department were not returned.
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Malcolm Orr fired eight times at a SC police officer a year ago. The entire incident was caught on video.
It was New Year's morning in 2016, and the cop with the call-sign Echo 7 was on the trail of a belligerent man in Estill, South Carolina.
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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.
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Orr, who had his other hand in his right pocket, turns and looks at the officer but continues walking and talking on the phone. I've seen you [go] after him.
The incident began at 11 a.m. when Smith responded to a suspicious person call at the Charles Party Shop along US 321. Smith shouted at Orr. Smith threatens to use his stun gun if Orr does not stop. "If you don't stop I'm gonna tase you". "I'm not playing with you!" At least two of the rounds were fired as Smith lay on the ground, the release stated.
He manages to run back to his patrol vehicle and radio for help.
"Dispatch, I'm hit! Dispatch, Echo 7, I'm hit!"
"Stay with me", the bystander pleads.
"Dispatch, please send help", repeats Smith.
Emergency responders arrive and put Smith onto a stretcher - and secure the camera that captured the whole incident. It will take Smith to Memorial Health Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. "Still trying to heal up injuries to my arm".
-"Take your hands out of your pocket!"
Thankfully, Smith was able to tell his family himself.
"Both our families are the ones really suffering the most", he said.