News Organization Says Photographer Shot by Sheriff’s Deputy

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (AP) — The photographer for a small Ohio news organization who employees say was shot by a sheriff’s deputy who mistook his camera for a weapon is uninterested in seeing the officer punished.

The New Carlisle News reports photographer Andy Grimm left the office Monday to photograph lightning when he saw a Clark County sheriff’s deputy performing a traffic stop in New Carlisle, north of Dayton.

Grimm says he got out of his Jeep to take pictures of the traffic stop and started setting up his tripod and camera when he was shot in the side.

An update on the organization’s Facebook page says Grimm is “doing fine” after surgery and doesn’t want the deputy to lose his job.

The case has been turned over to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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