Jury awards $7.8 million to man shot by deputy

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Updated: 6/11/2014 6:37 pm

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed man who was shot and partially paralyzed by a Riverside County sheriff's deputy has been awarded $7.8 million.

A federal jury made the award Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by William Howard.

His attorneys say Howard was shot in 2011 in Cathedral City as he hid in storage shed closet. His attorneys say deputies wanted him on a felony warrant for an armed robbery.

A deputy opened the closet door and shot Howard in the face. He contended that Howard lunged at him.

His attorneys say Howard was left partially paralyzed on his left side and will need lifelong medical care.

Spokesman Ray Smith tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that the county disagrees with the verdict but hasn't decided whether to appeal.

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