An Ohio newspaper photojournalist was shot by a police officer last night after the cop mistook the camera and tripod the photographer was holding for a rifle.
“I was going out to take pictures and I saw the traffic stop and I thought, ‘hey, cool. I’ll get some pictures here’,” Grimm tells the New Carlisle News. “I turned around toward the cars and then ‘pop, pop.’”
“I immediately dropped to the ground, and I saw the deputy and that’s when I realized ‘oh man, he shot me’,” Grimm tells FOX45. “He came running over and said ‘oh I thought that was a gun.’”
Grimm says he was given no warning before the shots were fired, and that he was simply trying to do his job. The photographer was rushed to a nearby hospital for surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, the New Carlisle News reports.
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