• Man mistakenly shot by deputy settles lawsuit

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A man left paralyzed by a deputy's bullet after he was mistaken for a burglar has settled his lawsuit against the sheriff's office.

    The Post and Courier reported Friday the case against the Charleston County Sheriff's Office was settled for $750,000.

    Bryant Heyward was rendered a quadriplegic from the 2015 shooting.

    Heyward was at home when armed burglars came to his home. He grabbed a gun and after a shootout called 911 as he hid in the laundry room.

    An arriving deputy shot Heyward.

    The deputy wrote in his report that he saw a door open and a "black male appeared and pointed a handgun."

    The newspaper reported that as Heyward was shot, he yelled, "Wrong guy, sir. This is my house."


    Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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