Update: Deputy Shoots Elderly Man


By Eric Weisfeld

Columbia, SC (WOLO)-A York County deputy who shot a 70-year-old man reaching for his cane during a traffic stop last month broke down in tears as other officers arrived.
The sheriff's office release dashboard camera video of the stop Wednesday. It shows Bobby Canipe (kah-NYP') getting out of his truck and reaching for a cane on a dark highway.
Deputy Terrance Knox ordered him to ``drop the gun'' then almost immediately fired several shots, hitting Canipe once. Knox then almost as quickly seemed to realize Canipe had a cane, then cursed and rushed to help.
Sheriff Bruce Bryant says after watching the video he still thinks the officer did the right thing.
The shooting is still under investigation.

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