OH sheriff's deputy shoots news photographer

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New Carlisle News photographer Andy Grimm was shot by a Clark County Sheriff's deputy in OH on Monday.

Andy Grimm, a photographer for The New Carlisle News in OH, said he left the newspaper's office to get some shots of lightning late Monday, when he spotted a Clark County sheriff's deputy conducting a traffic stop in town, about 20 miles north of Dayton.

Grimm said it was around 10pm when he was taking photographs of a lightning storm passing over the town, about 20 miles north of Dayton.

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Grimm came across a traffic stop as he was chasing a lightning storm for photographs, and chose to unload his tripod and camera to take pictures of the stop.

"He said there was no warning, no "show me hands" or 'drop what you have, ' " said Dale Grimm. "He came running over and said 'oh I thought that was a gun'".

"I just conversed with Andy and he said that he is extremely sore, yet in great spirits", Dale Grimm, the picture taker's dad and distributed of the New Carlisle News, revealed to Fox News. He said he doesn't want the deputy to lose his job over the incident.

Sources told the daily paper that there was "some perplexity" encompassing the shooting.

The state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation is probing the incident, but Grimm's father said his son isn't looking for swift punishment. He said, "He said the hospital expects to be releasing him Tuesday". "I know Jake. I like Jake. He also stressed that he does not want the deputy to lose his job over this". "Everybody knows everybody. It was just a awful misunderstanding", his father said.

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