Mistaken Identity Leads to Police Shooting in South Carolina

Bryant Heyward, 26, was shot after he called the police while the intruders at his home escaped.
1:54 | 05/09/15

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Transcript for Mistaken Identity Leads to Police Shooting in South Carolina
morning America." We'll keep you hopping. A terrible mistake of mistaken identity in which the cops shot the wrong person. A home invasion gone awry. The person who called the police wound up getting shot by the police. The crooks, meantime, got away. The home owner is saying he made a mistake. Steve osunsami explains. He's inside my house. He is? Okay. Yes, hurry. Please hurry. Reporter: This morning, the 26-year-old on the line remains hospitalized. Shot by one of two sheriff deputies who answered his call who are both now suspended. We're as sorry as we can be. Reporter: Brian Heyward is telling the operator that two men with guns are breaking into his home. Yes, they have guns. Reporter: The two white sheriff's deputies wor worried they were walking into a gun fight. According to a report, they saw a gunshot hole in the front window. They didn't know the alleged burglars were already gone. When Heyward walked out the back door with a gun, they had no idea he lived there. When they asked him to put the gun down and he didn't, deputy Tyner fired. It is a tragic situation. The sheriff's office, realizing the appearance of white deputies shooting a black home owner released audio from the balance. I should have put the gun down. But I didn't. And he thought that I was the crook. Reporter: The family says what police did here was wrong. They never should have been interviewed their son while he was suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. I don't think he should have been questioned at that point. We're just looking for the truth. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Steve osunsami, Hollywood, South Carolina. Now we move to a cautionary tale caught on camera as we head

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