A news photographer in New Carlisle, Ohio was shot while out reportedly trying to capture lightning photos during storms at night. He encountered a law enforcement traffic stop in progress and decided to stop and get photos of it. As he was setting up his tripod and camera, the police officer mistook it for a gun and fired two shots. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-carlisle-ohio-news-photographer-deputy-camera-weapon/ Body camera video from the officer The photographer was driving an unmarked Jeep (no lettering for his newspaper). Although stopping right next to a cop who has pulled someone over and getting unknown objects out of the back in the dark was probably not a smart move, I can say I have had many encounters from police, security guards and residents while shooting storms at night. They were alarmed by my being out during strange hours in a strange place and decided to confront me. Happens both in the city and out in the middle of nowhere. One more thing to be cognizant of!