This is terrible.

The cops stopped a 70-year-old man for pulling out a cane during a routine traffic stop for having expired tags.

The South Carolina deputy, who shot the 70-year-old man after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during an after-dark traffic stop, broke down in tears as other officers arrived, you can see in the dash cam video.

York County Deputy Terrance Knox is on administrative leave as state agents investigate the shooting last month of Bobby Canipe of North Carolina.

Do you think he should be charged with a crime or was this a simple mistake? The 70-year-old man is expected to survive.