Dash cam video released after elderly man shot during York Co. s - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Dash cam video released after elderly man shot during York Co. stop

YORK, SC (WBTV) -

A South Carolina deputy who during a traffic stop shot a 70-year-old man reaching for his cane broke down in tears as other officers arrived.

Investigators in York County held a news conference Wednesday afternoon where Sheriff Bruce Bryant released the in car video of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Feb. 25.

An elderly man was shot by a York County Sheriff's deputy that Tuesday evening during a traffic stop, according to officials.

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. on North Main Street near Motseller Street in Clover.

Officials say Deputy Terrence Knox, a three-year veteran of the department, pulled over a pickup truck being driven by 70-year-old Bobby Canipe because of an expired license plate.

Canipe then got out of the truck and Deputy Terrance Knox yells "Sir" a few times and Canipe keeps moving.

When he reaches in the bed and gets the cane, Knox yells "whoa" and starts shooting. Canipe was hit once.

Knox then almost as quickly seems to realize Canipe had a cane, then cursed and rushed to help.

"The situation is very unfortunate. It does appear, at this time, that Deputy Knox's actions were an appropriate response to what he reasonably believed to be an imminent threat to his life; however, a full internal investigation will be conducted," Sheriff Bruce Bryant said in a statement released the follow day.

Canipe was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. 

Deputy Knox was not injured. He has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending a full investigation.

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is now investigating the case.

Copyright 2014 WBTV. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • DeRidder Honorary Street dedication coming for hit-and-run victim

    DeRidder Honorary Street dedication coming for hit-and-run victim

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:06 AM EDT2017-06-26 14:06:20 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Last October Staff Sergeant Donisha Stroman was in Lake Charles when she was killed in a hit and run incident. The person who killed her still hasn't been found, but Donisha's family is working hard to make sure her memory lives on in the Southwest Louisiana community forever.  “I knew how much she loved this street," said Donisha's mother, Sandra McCoy. "Being an Army recruiter, she actually recruited on this street, she rode her little moped bike on this street...

    More >>

    Last October Staff Sergeant Donisha Stroman was in Lake Charles when she was killed in a hit and run incident. The person who killed her still hasn't been found, but Donisha's family is working hard to make sure her memory lives on in the Southwest Louisiana community forever.  “I knew how much she loved this street," said Donisha's mother, Sandra McCoy. "Being an Army recruiter, she actually recruited on this street, she rode her little moped bike on this street...

    More >>
  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-06-26 13:07:13 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>
  • Celebrate July 4 at Red, White, Blue and You

    Celebrate July 4 at Red, White, Blue and You

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-06-26 11:35:22 GMT
    Fireworks over Lake Charles (Source: KPLC viewer)Fireworks over Lake Charles (Source: KPLC viewer)

    The City of Lake Charles has a full slate of Independence Day events planned for Tuesday, July 4, as part of the annual Red, White, Blue and You celebration.

    More >>

    The City of Lake Charles has a full slate of Independence Day events planned for Tuesday, July 4, as part of the annual Red, White, Blue and You celebration.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly