Chang Ho Yi, liquor store owner, sued by shoplifter he shot in the face
In a later interview, Yi told the Gazette he'd initially lied to the cops because he thought they were on Dewberry's side -- and besides, he'd hit his head and didn't really know what he was doing while pulling the trigger. On top of that, he still felt traumatized by a 2009 robbery during which he was shot in the gut and the assailant was never caught.
He also spoke about his background as a Green Beret wounded in the line of duty, but that turned out to be bogus. Military records noted by the Gazette show that he was never in special forces and worked as a truck mechanic.
Presumably, Dewberry, who hasn't exactly been walking the straight and narrow over the past two years (the paper refers to "repeated run-ins with the law"), feels Yi got off too easily. The suit claims he "recklessly and negligently" used a gun against someone who presented him no physical danger. The result left Dewberry "disfigured," the document maintains, noting that he's had to take part in speech therapy.
Look below to see a pretty un-disfigured-looking mug shot of Dewberry, as well as Yi's booking photo.
Bryson Dewberry. Chang Ho Yi.
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