A tragedy out of South Carolina has jaws dropping around the country. At a traffic stop, a deputy named Terrence Knox opened fire on 70-year-old Vietnam veteran Bobby Canipe after mistaking Canipe's cane for a shotgun. The veteran was driving back home to North Carolina from the Daytona 500 in Florida when he was pulled over by the deputy in York County for an expired license plate.
At the stop, Canipe got out of the car, reached for something in the back of his pickup truck, and Knox -- thinking that Canipe was reaching for a weapon -- shot six times, striking the vet once in the stomach. Ugh. When Canipe told him it was only a walking stick he had been reaching for, the deputy immediately realized his mistake, collapsing into tears.
Now, distressing video from the deputy's dash cam, which illustrates the entire harrowing scene, has been released. Warning: It is definitely not for the faint of heart.