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Dashcam Shows Deputy Shooting 70-Year-Old Man at Traffic Stop — But What Cop Did Next Might Be the Biggest Shock
Mar. 13, 2014 2:01pm Dave Urbanski   

For Deputy Terrence Knox, it began as routine traffic stop for a truck with expired tags.

But what happened after Knox pulled over Bobby Canipe, 70, one evening last month was anything but ho-hum — and dashcam video captured it all, reported WCNC-TV in Charlotte, N.C.

The clip shows Canipe’s Ford F-150 stopped on a highway shoulder just north of Clover, S.C. — near the North Carolina border, about 40 minutes from Charlotte — around 7:30 p.m. Feb 25.

Canipe is seen exiting his truck, reaching inside it, and pulling out what appears to be a long object — and that’s when Knox smelled trouble.



Bobby Canipe is seen holding a long object in his right hand. (Image source: Police dashcam video via Live Leak)

“Hey sir,” Knox is heard yelling to Canipe. “Sir. Whoa!”

Knox then fired multiple shots at Canipe, yelling, “Shots fired! Shots fired!”



Deputy Terrence Knox fired at 70-year-old Bobby Canipe. (Image source: Police dashcam video via Live Leak)

“Drop the gun!” Knox yelled at Canipe.

But Canipe wasn’t holding a gun — it was a cane.



Bobby Canipe is seen leaning on his cane by the side of his truck after the shooting. (Image source: Police dashcam video via Live Leak)

Knox ran to Canipe and asked him if he is OK.

“Oh, it hurts,” Canipe replied.


Image source: Police dashcam video via Live Leak

Knox is heard radioing for help and saying what sounds like Canipe was hit in “the stomach.”

There are conflicting reports regarding where Canipe was shot. WCNC reported he was shot once in the leg; The Herald in Rock Hill, S.C., reported it was once in the chest. The York County Sheriff’s Department did not immediately return a request for comment from TheBlaze.

Canipe’s passenger was Carolyn McEntire, the Herald reported, who is seen exiting the truck and saying, “Lord, please help him … please help him … please help him … oh God, please help him.”

Soon Knox began crying. “He pulled his cane out,” Knox is heard saying. “It looked like a shotgun, I promise to God.”

“Oh, God, forgive me,” Knox said. “I’m so sorry, sir.”

Image source: Police dashcam video via Live Leak


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Here’s the raw dashcam video of the traffic stop and shooting via Live Leak. (Content warning: The clip includes images of Knox firing at Canipe as well as some profanity):

Canipe told Knox that he and McEntire were on their way back to North Carolina after attending a car race in Florida, the Herald reported. McEntire is heard continuing to pray, saying she and Canipe were “innocent people just going home…we’re just only human beings.”

“It looked like a shotgun, I promise to God,” Knox is heard telling fellow officers at the scene as he’s weeping. “I tried to tell him to stop, but he didn’t stop. Forgive me, God … forgive me.”

York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant said neither Knox nor Canipe did anything intentionally wrong in what was an “unfortunate” incident. But Bryant emphasized at Wednesday’s press conference that drivers stopped by police shouldn’t exit their vehicles and that he would have taken the same action as Knox if he were in his shoes at that traffic stop.

“I stand behind this officer,” Bryant said of Knox, who is on administrative leave until the investigation is over.

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“Watch the action of the walking cane,” Bryant said, motioning with an arm like Canipe does on videotape — ending with the cane pointed at Knox, WCNC reported.

“The question is, at the time this officer pulled the trigger, did he feel like his life was in danger?” Bryant noted, according to WCNC. “I can say this. Any reasonable officer would have felt that way. I would have had to take the same action he did.”

Bryant added that he will ask lawmakers to create a manual for drivers regarding what they should do when pulled over by police.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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No way would I get out of the car unless they told me to.... ever.  I was stopped for speeding three weeks ago (61 in a 45).  I think he stopped me because it was late at night.  Some friends and I had been to Laughlin and were heading back into town when the lights came on behind me... I've never had a ticket in my life and was shaking like a leaf when the officer walked up, I already had my license out to hand him.. he needed my insurance and registration and I was so shook up that when I reached up to my visor to find them I told him I told him there are here somewhere, but I've never had to pull them out because I've never had a ticket before, he reached up in my visor and pulled out my registration and insurance and walked back to check me out - in the end he was very nice and only gave me a warning.. though he teased me and said wasn't it time I finally got a ticket?  I was very polite.. the thing that made me nervous is my friend's nephew had crawled in the back of my suburban to go to sleep in the way home and wasn't wearing a belt, if he'd looked back there he would have ticketed me for sure (thank goodness for tinted windows).....  I think at 2:30 in the morning he was looking for drunk drivers more than anything and I hadn't had anything to drink...
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776


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