Friday, March 14, 2014
Cop Shoots 70-Year Disabled Veteran Because He Reached For His Walking Cane
A South Carolina deputy sheriff mistakenly shot a 70-year old man during a routine traffic stop when the man exited his truck and reached for his walking cane, which the deputy mistakenly believed was a gun. Deputy Terrance Knox of the York County Sheriff's Department later broke down in tears and had to be consoled by another police officer as others rush to respond to the shooting victim's medical emergency. Another police officer reassured York that he was only doing what he was trained to do as the victim's wife grew increasingly hysterical and prayed out loud. The good news is that the victim, Bobby Canipe, a disabled veteran who served in the Vietnam War, is expected to survive the gunshot wound to his stomach.