$1.25 Million Settlement Man Shot in Leg By Pierce Deputy


The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has approved the payment of $1.25 million to a man who was shot in the knee by an officer during a raid at a home in the area.

Jerad Wooten, age 37, sustained a fractured kneecap. His medical bills were over $136,000, according to the claim of damages he filed against the county.

Erik Heipt, one of Wooten’s attorneys, said that he and Wooten are content with the settlement amount and that the county deserves credit for dealing with this case appropriately.

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