Video Captured on Officer's Eyeglasses Helps Convict Man Who Shot Him

The footage was used in the trial against Orr and he was handed a 35-year prison sentence on Wednesday

Harrowing footage has emerged of a USA policeman being shot at point blank range on New Year's Day 2016 by a gunman who fired four times into the officer's neck, arm and torso.

Dramatic video captures the moment a SC police officer was shot multiple times on New Year's Day in 2016.

Then, the man quickly pulls a gun and starts firing at the officer.

"Tell my family I love them", implored a SC police officer whose video of his own near-death shooting was released this week, just one day after his convicted attacker was sentenced to prison.

The Estill police force does not provide officers with body... I am hit in my neck some place.

The emergency room physician who treated Smith testified that one bullet had completely severed a vein in the right side of Smith's neck.

The jury at Hampton County Court spent just 45 minutes deliberating before finding Orr guilty on all charges.

Officer Smith managed to get back to his patrol vehicle and notify the dispatcher of shots fired and that he needs help for a wound to the neck. Smith is seen falling to the ground and screaming, "Shots fired!"

When a SC police officer was shot previous year, he managed to capture the whole incident on video - thanks to a glasses-mounted camera he bought online.

The shocking footage was released after Orr was sentenced to 35 years in jail, being found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

According to Estill Police, Smith attempted to make contact with Orr, who matched the description of a suspicious person given by dispatchers.

Officer Smith has since recovered from his injuries.

After what seems like an eternity and much radio traffic with the dispatcher, during which a bystander comforts the officer, other cops and EMTs arrive at the scene.

-"Take your hands out of your pocket!" Smith noticed the man had his hands in his pockets and drew his taser.

But Smith said he forgives Orr - and even prays for him and his family.

"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", said 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone, who prosecuted the case.

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