PORTLAND A man shot by a Portland officer who intended to use beanbag rounds could suffer permanent damage from his bullet wounds, his lawyer said.
As first reported in The Oregonian, 20-year-old William Kyle Monroe, of Bremerton, Washington, remains hospitalized with injuries to the sciatic nerve on his left side, which his lawyer said could lead to loss of mobility.
Monroe s lawyer said he also suffered injuries to his pelvis, bladder and colon, the newspaper reported.
Monroe was shot by a 15-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau responding to reports an intoxicated man harassing children at a Portland summer camp July 1.
The officer fired what he thought were beanbag rounds, but found out after the shots were fired that they were live shotgun rounds.