Estill officer survives shooting caught on camera

Officer Smith asks Orr to show his hands

The police officer could be heard telling Orr five separate times to take his hands out from his pockets.

A man has been found guilty in the 2016 shooting of a SC officer that was captured on video. Orr continued walked and Officer Smith followed him, issuing warnings about stopping or getting sparked with the taser. As Smith prepares to confront the man, the suspect who has one hand in his pocket, and the other on his phone, makes eye contact with the officer.

Smith then falls to the ground and screams into his radio that shots were fired.

As the whole incident is captured on Officer Smith's eyeglass camera, he says to colleagues over the radio: "Tell my family I love them".

The solicitor's office says at least two of the eight rounds were fired while Smith was lying on the ground and another two were fired as Smith ran for cover, back to his parked patrol auto.

Solicitor Duffie Stone announced Wednesday that a jury found 29-year-old Malcolm Orr of Estill guilty of attempted murder and possessing a weapon in a violent crime.

Dr. James Dunne, the emergency room physician who treated Smith at Memorial Health Medical Center in Savannah, testified that a bullet completely severed a vein in the right side of Smith's neck. Another round passed through his upper torso and lodged into his back. His left arm was broken and he had been shot in the neck.

A passer-by comes to his aid and attempts to assure him: "I've seen you after that boy".

"Dispatch I'm hit!" he shouted using his bloody hand to call for help. "I've called 911, I've called 911, is there anything I can do for you?"

Before signing off he told the dispatcher to "Tell my family I love them". Paramedics arrived on scene shortly afterwards and were able to save the officer's life despite the serious nature of his wounds.

Smith spotted a man matching the description who was later identified as Orr.

Orr looked over at Smith and draws a pistol, firing at the officer eight times.

Being shot starts to take a heavy toll on Smith.

Smith has since recovered from his injuries.

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