South Carolina Officer Quincy Smith, of the Estill Police Department, managed to survive being shot last January and suffering two broken arm bones and a “life threatening” neck injury after being shot, according to Hampton County officials.
His shooter, Malcolm Orr, 29, was found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a weapon and sentenced to 35 years on Wednesday following a two-day trial.
“If but not for the grace of God and some very good doctors, this would not only have been a murder case but a death penalty case,” explained 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone, who prosecuted the case.
Smith had been responding to suspicious person call on New Years Day 2016.
A clerk at a local store told the officer that a man wearing camouflage and a red bandana had been trying to steal groceries away from customers. The officer that was shot captured entire shooting with video glasses he purchased on Amazon for 30.00.
The officer says it was the best $30.00 he ever spent.
What is completely unacceptable and shocking is it took over ten minutes for police to arrive for one of their own officers. It’s a miracle that after being shot, broken arm, shot in the neck, can barely breathe it still took cops ten minutes to arrive for one of their own.
The dispatcher didn’t even send cops immediately according to voice transmissions.
Here’s the incredible footage, captured by Smith, that helped convict Malcolm Antwan Orr, 29, of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.