Ohio Photographer Shot By Deputy

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

A newspaper photographer in Ohio is recovering after a deputy shot him while taking pictures at a traffic stop.

Andy Grimm was on assignment for the New Carlisle News Monday. The paper says he was sent to cover a lightening storm when Grimm noticed a traffic stop and pulled over to take pictures.

Here is what happened next:


“He had his camera and tripod in his hands and Deputy Jake Shaw apparently mistook it for a weapon and fired, striking Andy in the side. He was rushed to Miami Valley Hospital for surgery. He is expected to recover from his wounds. “I was going out to take pictures and I saw the traffic stop and I thought, ‘hey, cool. I’ll get some pictures here.'” He said he pulled into Studebaker’s parking lot in full view of the deputy, got out of his Jeep in full view of the deputy and started setting up his tripod and camera. “I turned around toward the cars and then ‘pop, pop,'” Andy said the deputy gave him no warning. “I was just doing my job,” he said.

The two know each other and are friends.

Grimm is recovering in the hospital.

The Attorney General’s BCI division is investigating.