Dramatic video captured on a pair of special glasses led a Hampton County Jury on Wednesday to convict a man of attempted murder for shooting an Estill Police officer on New Year's Day 2016.
Prosecutors with the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office say Estill Police officer Quincy Smith was shot four times Jan. 1, 2016 while responding to suspicious person call.
After a two-day trial, a jury took less than 45 minutes Wednesday to find the suspect, Malcolm Orr, 29, guilty of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection to the shooting.
Circuit Court Judge Roger Young handed down Orr's 35-year sentence, giving him the maximum 30-year sentence for the attempted murder conviction, plus five years for the weapons charge.
Smith approached Orr the day of the shooting because Orr matched the description of a man who reportedly tried to steal a customer's items at a nearby store.
Smith asked Orr to come to him, but the video shows Orr ignored the officer. Smith then ordered Orr to stop, but Orr refused.
Video shows Orr with his right hand kept inside his jacket pocket as Smith approaches. Smith ordered Orr to stop and take his hand out of his pocket or he would be tasered.
Once Smith was within a few feet, Orr pulled out a 9 mm handgun, and began shooting at the officer. Orr had been talking on a cell phone the entire time, and never took the phone away from his ear, even as he opened fire.
Orr fired eight times. Smith was struck at least three times, suffering two broken arm bones and a life threatening neck injury. Doctors say a bullet completely severed a vein in the right side of Smith's neck, while another struck him in the torso.
Smith was wearing a special set of glasses equipped with a camera, which captured the entire incident. Officials say Smith paid for the glasses and camera out of his own pocket.
The camera recorded not only the shooting, but also Smith's emotional words to dispatchers while lying injured outside his patrol car.
"Tell my family that I love them," Smith said.