A 27-year-old West Palm Beach man, who was paralyzed in 2013 when he was shot in the spine while running from a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, will receive $6 million under a bill Gov. Ron DeSantis signed on Tuesday.
With a simple touch of his pen, the governor ended a seven-year legal battle for Dontrell Stephens, who is confined to a wheelchair because Deputy Adams Lin shot him four seconds after stopping him for riding his bicycle erratically on Haverhill Road.
Lin insisted he thought Stephens had a gun. Instead, Stephens was holding a cell phone.