A video recently surfaced of Police Officer Quincy Smith being shot in the neck on Jan. 1, 2016 in Estill, South Carolina.
The video was filmed with body-camera goggles that Smith bought with his own money.
According to LawNewz.com, Smith was responding to a robbery call when he confronted a suspect who refused Smith’s commands to take his hands out of his pockets.
Smith threatened to use a Taser on the suspect, who suddenly pulled a gun out of his pocket and fired numerous shots at Smith.
After being hit in the neck and chest, Smith made it back to his police car and called for help.
Smith had to repeat his situation several times to the police dispatcher while bleeding in his squad car.
“My arm is broken, and I’ve been shot in the neck,” Smith told the dispatcher. “Dispatch, please tell my family I love them.”
A bystander, who said he witnessed the shooting, rendered aid to Smith who survived and later used the video to testify against the suspect, Malcolm Antwan Orr.
Orr was sentenced on Aug. 9 to 35 years in prison for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.