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June 27, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Man shot by officers 16 times agrees to $3M settlement with King County

King County has agreed to pay $3 million to a man who was severely injured when he was shot by King County sheriff’s deputies and officers with the Department of Corrections.

Dustin Theoharis then 29, was unarmed and in bed Feb. 11, 2012, when he was shot 16 timesby officers who were looking for another resident of the Auburn-area home, a man sought in connection with a Department of Corrections (DOC) probation violation, according to court documents.

Theoharis, then 29, was not a suspect, did not display a weapon and did not have access to a weapon when officers woke him, his attorneys said in a statement announcing the settlement on Thursday.

Officers entered his residence without permission (and without knocking on his door), as he slept in his bed,” the statement said. “They went into his room with their guns drawn.”

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