Tuesday, September 5, 2017

"REPORT: Media photographer wounded in Clark County officer-involved shooting"

1:21 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 Local

"A Clark County sheriff’s deputy was involved in an officer-involved shooting Monday night, and the New Carlisle News is reporting its staff photographer was shot when a deputy mistook his camera for a weapon.

"Clark County deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of North Main Street in New Carlisle around 9:50 p.m. The officer-involved shooting happened shortly after.

"The New Carlisle News is reporting that Andy Grimm, a photographer for the News, was working on taking lightning pictures when a deputy performed a traffic stop nearby. Grimm was holding his camera and tripod and the deputy is believed to have mistaken them for a weapon, the News is reporting.

"Grimm was shot in the side and is undergoing surgery at Miami Valley Hospital, according to the News.

"The New Carlisle News had posted a paragraph of information to its Facebook page earlier in the evening where they stated Grimm had been pulled over on a traffic stop when the shooting occurred, but said later he was not involved in the stop.

"Officials on scene did not comment. Ohio BCI is now in charge of the investigation and any statement will be coming from state Attorney General Mike DeWine's office, Clark County sheriff’s officials said.

"We are working to learn more and to confirm the New Carlisle News account of the shooting."

Another unwarranted shooting by a sheriff's deputy.  'To Serve and Protect' whom?

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