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The Latest: Homeowner devastated by police story of shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on police releasing body camera footage of a man shot by an officer in his South Carolina home (all times local):
2:30 p.m.
The lawyer for a South Carolina homeowner shot by a police officer checking a medical alarm says he was devastated when authorities said he jerked open his door with a weapon.
Attorney Beattie Ashmore says homeowner Dick Tench has a concealed weapons permit and did have his gun in his hand, but was scared someone was trying to break into his Simpsonville home on June 14.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office released body camera video of the shooting Monday. It shows a deputy shooting at Tench through a long, narrow window beside the closed door.
Ashmore says the 62-year-old retiree was shot twice — one bullet just barely missed his aorta and a second remains lodged in his pelvis.
A state criminal investigation and an internal affairs probe into the shooting continue.
The homeowner didn’t fire and wasn’t charged.
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12:55 p.m.
Body camera footage of a police shooting last month in South Carolina contradicts the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office’s first account of the incident.
The sheriff’s office originally said its deputy shot the Simpsonville homeowner after he jerked opened his door and pointed a gun at the officer checking a medical alarm just after midnight on June 14.
But the body camera footage released Monday shows the deputy shoot at a man holding a gun through a narrow window beside the closed door.
The man was a few steps from the door. The body camera footage shows the man telling the deputy he has a concealed weapons permit and feared someone was breaking in his home.
The homeowner didn’t fire and wasn’t charged.
Criminal and internal investigations into the shooting continue.

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