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A Clark County deputy is now back to work after he shot a news photographer about two months ago.

Deputy Jacob Shaw was placed on paid administrative leave after he shot New Carlisle News photographer Andrew Grimm on Sept. 4.

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He returned to work Saturday, Oct. 21, after he was cleared by a psychiatrist and was assigned to the jail division, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Shaw had been working on the road patrol at the time of the shooting.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office investigation into what happened remains ongoing, according to a media representative for the attorney general.

Grimm wants to know the results of the attorney general’s investigation.

“It’s hard to believe that he’s back to work but I’m just waiting on due process,” he said.

The sheriff’s office will do an internal investigation into Shaw’s actions after the attorney general’s investigation is completed.

The attorney general and sheriff’s offices have declined further comment during the investigation.

DETAILS: Ohio news photographer shot; doesn’t want deputy fired

Shaw had stopped a vehicle for speeding on the night of Sept. 4, according to a copy of Shaw’s body camera video obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. He then returned to his vehicle to process the driver’s information. About two minutes later, the video appears to show him opening his car door and shooting twice at a man parallel to his cruiser.

Shaw can then be seen running toward the man whom he recognizes as New Carlisle News photographer Andy Grimm.

“I thought that was a freaking gun, Andy,” Shaw can be hear saying in the video, referring to Grimm’s camera.

Grimm was transported to Miami Valley Hospital, where he had surgery and was released a day later.

He’s recovered well, he said, and recently returned to full-time work. While the shooting happened in just seconds, Grimm said it seemed much longer.

“In my head it felt like weeks, months,” he said. “Like everything went through my head about kids, my wife, this and that. And then it hit me like, oh, that really is a bullet. I got shot.”

Video: Clark County deputy apologizes after shooting photographer

Shaw’s personnel file, obtained by the News-Sun, showed he applied as a cadet with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in 2012. He took a leave to deploy to Afghanistan between 2013 and 2014 and was named a deputy in the jail in 2015. He received mostly good performance reviews in the jail division.

He was reprimanded once for “unsatisfactory performance,” for failing to properly count inmates. He was named to the patrol division in New Carlisle at the end of May, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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