A photojournalist in the small Ohio town of New Carlisle was allegedly shot by a police officer on Monday night after his camera and tripod was “apparently [mistaken] for a weapon.”
The New Carlisle News said their photographer, Andy Grimm, had been rushed to a local hospital after he was shot in his side. He underwent surgery and is “expected to recover,” the newspaper said.
Grimm had reportedly left the newspaper’s office at around 10 p.m. to take photographs of lightning.
In a 10.16 p.m. post to a New Carlisle Facebook group, Grimm reached out to locals for suggestions for a “good spot to watch the storms.”
According to New Carlisle News, Grimm was driving along the town’s Main Street when he noticed a traffic stop ahead. He said he pulled into a nearby parking lot “in full view” of the police officer on duty, intending to take photographs there.
When he emerged from his vehicle and began setting up his tripod and camera, Grimm said he was shot “without warning.”
New Carlisle News identified the officer who shot Grimm as Deputy Jake Shaw.
“I know Jake. I like Jake. I don’t want him to lose his job over this,” Grimm told the paper after the incident.
Following Grimm’s shooting, residents referred to the photographer and the officer by name. Many offered their well wishes to Grimm, and several defended Shaw’s actions.
“I’m sure Shaw didn’t shoot Andy on purpose,” wrote one resident.
“Andy … [we] are up praying for you right now. Shaw ― your a good person and a good cop. Your job is not easy … Your both in my prayers tonight,” wrote another.
Some locals, however, called for Shaw to face punishment over the shooting.
“Cops need to wake up!” wrote one commenter. “I call for Shaw’s Badge,” said another.
According to the Dayton Daily News, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is looking into the incident.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help cover Grimm’s medical expenses.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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Disgraceful looters have now taken their crime spree to a new low.
Not only are they looting, but they are also opening fire on rescue boats in an attempt to steal the boats.
Others have been blatantly busted on security cam footage you can see below.
BREAKING: looters have reportedly opened fire on rescue boats in Houston in an attempt to steal the boats.
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 28, 2017
Here are the details on looters shooting at rescue boats in Houston. Only the worst people alive would try to shoot the rescue teams. pic.twitter.com/GVD0Vy1RWi
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 28, 2017
Police have been arresting looters who are taking advantage of epic flooding in Houston area – WPLG pic.twitter.com/hr5OcYNckN
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 28, 2017
— HailToTheCovfefe🇺🇸 (@MichelleRMed) August 28, 2017
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A man attending the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month fired his gun in the direction of a black counterprotester who was holding a torch, and police in their vicinity did not seem to respond.
Those events appear in a video filmed two weeks ago by a volunteer with the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and published by the civil rights group on Saturday.
As seen in the footage below, a man in a blue sleeveless shirt, a green vest and a bandana on his head pulls out a gun and aims it at a counterprotester, who is off camera and appears to be holding a makeshift lit torch. The first man appears to yell a racial slur at the black man, then fires the gun toward the ground in the direction of the counterprotesters.
The shooter then leaves the scene by joining a line of white supremacist protesters and walking past law enforcement officers, who were standing behind metal barricades about 10 feet away.
Police arrested Richard Wilson Preston, 52, in connection with the incident in the video above, the Daily Progress reported on Saturday. Wilson was charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school during the so-called “Unite The Right” rally on Aug. 12. He is in custody in Towson, Maryland.
Rosia Parker, a Charlottesville activist who was there when the man fired his gun, told the New York Times that police did nothing when the shooting occurred.
“We all heard it and ran ― I know damn well they heard it,” Parker told the Times, referencing the police who were standing behind the barricades. “They never moved.”
Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police, told the newspaper that troopers did not react to the shooting because they couldn’t hear the gun being fired over “the loud volume of the crowd yelling and chanting, drums and music.”
“Had any one of our troopers witnessed that incident they would have immediately acted just as they did for the other four arrests made during the weekend,” Geller told the Times.
In the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, the ACLU of Virginia has called on Charlottesville police to release body camera footage from the rally showing any civil rights violations similar to the one in the video.
According to the ACLU’s official statement, the video of the shooting is “consistent with our regular calls” for law enforcement agencies to release footage from the protests “that depicts any incident of public concern.”
The video was discovered while ACLU staffers were reviewing footage that staff and volunteers documented at the Charlottesville rally. The group turned in the video to the FBI on Aug. 17 and sent copies to the Virginia State Police and Charlottesville Police Department on Aug. 20. A person familiar with the video told HuffPost the ACLU refrained from making the video public until an arrest was made.
The Charlottesville Police Department and the Charlottesville communications director did not return HuffPost’s request for comment.
Only eight people were arrested on the day that violence broke out between white supremacists, fringe groups and anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, according to the Times. Among those arrested was James Fields, a 20-year-old white supremacist who killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured dozens of others when he rammed his car into a group of counterprotesters.
Two other arrests were made in connection with another violent crime caught on video that took place during the rally. Police arrested Daniel Patrick Borden, 18, and Alex Michael Ramos, 33, in connection with the beating of Deandre Harris, a black 20-year-old who was protesting the white supremacy rally.
A mob of white supremacists beat Harris with metal poles in a parking lot near police headquarters during the rally, leaving Harris bloodied, with a broken wrist, deep gashes to the head and a chipped tooth. The assault on Harris was filmed and shared widely on social media.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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