WA County to Pay $3 Million in Case of Man Mistakenly Shot 16 Times


King County, Wa., has agreed to pay $3 million to a man who was severely injured when he was shot by a King County sheriff's deputy and an officer with the Department of Corrections, reports the Seattle Times. Dustin Theoharis was unarmed and in bed last year when he was shot 16 times by the officers looking for another resident of his home who was being sought on a probation violation. “Officers entered his residence without permission (and without knocking on his door), as he slept in his bed,” said a statement from attorneys settling the case. “They went into his room with their guns drawn.” King County Sheriff John Urquhart said a review of the case “showed a flawed operation that should have had better supervision, better planning [ ] and a better understanding of (our) roles and responsibilities when working with the Department of Corrections.”

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