Man mistakenly shot by South Carolina deputy, left paralyzed settles lawsuit

Man mistakenly shot by South Carolina deputy, left paralyzed settles lawsuit

CHARLESTON, S.C. — 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.

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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."