Top stories of 2017: Andy Grimm shot by Clark County deputy

New Carlisle Photographer Andy Grimm has sued the Clark County deputy that shot him, Clark County and the city of New Carlisle. Bill Lackey/Staff
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New Carlisle Photographer Andy Grimm has sued the Clark County deputy that shot him, Clark County and the city of New Carlisle. Bill Lackey/Staff

Here’s a look at one of our top stories of 2017.

A New Carlisle news photographer made headlines when he was shot by a Clark County deputy in September.

Andrew Grimm, a photographer for the New Carlisle News, was shot by Deputy Jacob Shaw as the deputy was performing a traffic stop. According to a release from the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Grimm, who was taking photographs of the stop, was shot because Shaw believed his camera to be a weapon.

Grimm was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where he was treated for his injury and released. He recently filed suit against Clark County, the city of New Carlise and Deputy Shaw in relation to the incident.

» READ MORE: Photographer shot by Clark County deputy claims lost wages, suffering

Shaw was placed on administrative leave after the incident, but returned to active duty in October after being cleared by a psychiatrist. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations is still has an open case surrounding the encounter.

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