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Raw video released of SC deputy shooting 70-year-old man grabbing cane

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Canipe and York County Sheriff's Office video just as shots are fired. Canipe and York County Sheriff's Office video just as shots are fired.

WARNING: The video is very violent. Please use discretion when watching. Parents should decide for children if it is to be seen.



YORK, SC -- WBTW-TV has obtained dashcam video from the York County Sheriff's Office that shows a deputy shooting a70-year-old man reaching for a cane.

The dashboard camera video is of the incident that happened the night of February 25 when an NC man was stopped for an expired license plate.

It shows Bobby Canipe of Lincolnton, N.C., who survived the shooting, getting out of his truck and reaching for a cane on a dark highway.

Deputy Terrance Knox yells "Sir" a few times and Canipe keeps moving. When he reaches in the truck's bed and gets the cane, Knox yells "whoa" and starts shooting.

Cars are passing by during the shooting and one hits the breaks just as shots go ring out.

After Canipe is hit at least once, Knox then almost as quickly seems to realize Canipe had a cane, then cursed and rushed to help.

Deputies say Canipe, a disabled veteran, is expected to recover. Sheriff Bruce Bryant says after watching the video he still thinks the officer did the right thing.

This was the 9th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year.

That puts the state at a pace of more than one person shot by an officer each week. The State Law Enforcement Division says officer-involved shootings are on the rise in South Carolina, with 42 reported in 2013, up from 27 people shot by officers in 2009.

The shooting is still being investigated.

 

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