“I come out of the bathroom and I just see figures and it's boom, boom, boom. I'm dead," Julian Betton, grimicing in pain, says from his bed on Friday, July 10, 2015. He's recounting what he remembers of the mid-April day he was shot at least nine times by officers executing a warrant at his Withers Swash Drive apartment. After seeing the figures, he woke up from a coma six weeks later and is paralyzed. The three officers involved in the shooting are with the 15 Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit. They have been cleared of any charges by the State Law Enforcement Division. The SLED report states Betton did not fire at the officers. The shooting happened in the execution of a warrant stemming from a marijuana investigation. Officers seized less than eight ounces of marijuana, $970 in cash, an assault rifle and a handgun in the April 16 incident. Betton has been charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute but he has not been charged with weapons violations. | By Janet Blackmon Morgan jblackmon@thesunnews.com
“I come out of the bathroom and I just see figures and it's boom, boom, boom. I'm dead," Julian Betton, grimicing in pain, says from his bed on Friday, July 10, 2015. He's recounting what he remembers of the mid-April day he was shot at least nine times by officers executing a warrant at his Withers Swash Drive apartment. After seeing the figures, he woke up from a coma six weeks later and is paralyzed. The three officers involved in the shooting are with the 15 Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit. They have been cleared of any charges by the State Law Enforcement Division. The SLED report states Betton did not fire at the officers. The shooting happened in the execution of a warrant stemming from a marijuana investigation. Officers seized less than eight ounces of marijuana, $970 in cash, an assault rifle and a handgun in the April 16 incident. Betton has been charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute but he has not been charged with weapons violations. | By Janet Blackmon Morgan jblackmon@thesunnews.com
“I come out of the bathroom and I just see figures and it's boom, boom, boom. I'm dead," Julian Betton, grimicing in pain, says from his bed on Friday, July 10, 2015. He's recounting what he remembers of the mid-April day he was shot at least nine times by officers executing a warrant at his Withers Swash Drive apartment. After seeing the figures, he woke up from a coma six weeks later and is paralyzed. The three officers involved in the shooting are with the 15 Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit. They have been cleared of any charges by the State Law Enforcement Division. The SLED report states Betton did not fire at the officers. The shooting happened in the execution of a warrant stemming from a marijuana investigation. Officers seized less than eight ounces of marijuana, $970 in cash, an assault rifle and a handgun in the April 16 incident. Betton has been charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute but he has not been charged with weapons violations. | By Janet Blackmon Morgan jblackmon@thesunnews.com
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