Dramatic video captures the moment a SC police officer was shot multiple times on New Year's Day in 2016.
"Tell my family I love them", Smith begged over the radio while slumped over next to his patrol auto, suffering from gunshot wounds to his neck, arms, and torso.
The incident occurred when Smith was responding to a call about a man trying to snatch groceries from customers at a party store.
Body camera footage released by the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office in SC shows just how quickly things can take a turn for a police officer in the line of fire.
Orr was spotted walking away from the store and fit the description of the suspect, leading Smith to order him to stop. He had previously purchased the glasses with his own money. Smith threatened to use his Taser if Orr didn't remove his other hand from his pocket.
"Come here man", says Smith. Orr continues to fire rounds at Smith as he goes to the ground, eight shots in total, before he flees.
A bystander, who witnessed the shooting, approaches Smith and offers to help. Smith was hit four times.
Brave Smith manages to make his way back to his police vehicle, and the footage captures his agonising wait for paramedics and fellow officers to reach him.
The emergency room physician who treated Smith testified that one bullet had completely severed a vein in the right side of Smith's neck. "I'm not playing with you!" The officer adds, "My arms are broken, help me please". "I've called 911, I've called 911, is there anything I can do for you? I'm hit in my neck some place".
The entire exchange was captured on shocking body camera footage and released after the shooter, 29-year-old Malcolm Orr of Estill, S.C., was convicted of attempted murder and possessing a weapon in a violent crime.