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SC deputy cried after shooting 70-year-old man

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YORK, SC (AP) -

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, of Lincolnton, NC, getting out of his truck and reaching for a cane on a dark highway.

Deputy Terrance Knox yells "Sir" a few times and Canipe keeps moving. When he reaches in the bed and gets the cane, Knox yells "whoa" and starts shooting. 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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