SC deputy cried after shooting 70-year-old man

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

YORK, S.C. (AP) -- A York County deputy who shot a 70-year-old man reaching for his cane during a traffic stop last month broke down in tears as other officers arrived.

The sheriff's office release dashboard camera video of the stop Wednesday. It shows Bobby Canipe getting out of his truck and reaching for a cane on a dark highway.

Deputy Terrance Knox ordered him to "drop the gun" then almost immediately fired several shots. Knox then almost as quickly seemed to realize Canipe had a cane, then cursed and rushed to help.

Sheriff Bruce Bryant says after watching the video he still thinks the officer did the right thing.

The shooting is still under investigation.

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