Andy Grimm, a photographer with the New Carlisle News was reportedly shot by Clark County sheriff’s deputy Monday night in New Carlisle. The news of shooting has shocked the entire population of the town.
New Carlisle is a small city of just around six thousand people. It is a small town in Clark County, Ohio, with a population of just 5,785 at the 2010 census.
The incident happened Monday night when according to reports photographer Andy Grimm “had his camera in his hand”. It was then that he was fired at by a Clark County sheriff’s deputy.
In a Facebook post, the New Carlisle News said that Andy Grimm “had his camera in his hand” when he was shot by a Clark County sheriff’s deputy Monday night in New Carlisle, north of Dayton, Ohio. Like the small town the New Carlisle News is also a very small news organization.
Reports suggest that the photographer had left the newspaper’s office at around 10 p.m. to take pictures of a lightning storm. While the photographer was snapping pictures, the traffic stopped, he came out and started to take the picture. It was the time when the sheriff’s deputy shot at him.
“I was going out to take pictures and I saw the traffic stop and I thought, ‘Hey, cool. I’ll get some pictures here…I turned around toward the cars and then ‘pop, pop.” Despite being shot at, his injuries are not serious. He also says that he doesn’t want any action against the Sheriff’s deputy who has been identified as Jake Shaw. He goes on to say, “I was just doing my job…I know Jake. I like Jake. I don’t want him to lose his job over this.” The news paper’s publisher is his father Dale Grimm who says he is expected to be released from hospital tomorrow.