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GOSHEN — An undisclosed settlement has been reached between the City of Goshen and a man who was shot and paralyzed by police in April 2017.

Fernando Cuevas, 69, was shot by Goshen Police Sgt. Gregory Smith on April 5, 2017, while officers were responding to a report of a man with a shotgun at Double D’s Hometown Bar and Grill. Cuevas sued the city later that year, saying he suffered a potentially permanent injury to the spine and was paralyzed from the waist down, with no movement in his legs.

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Understandable, but if you are out there, you are at your own risk. Money does not give you your legs or enjoyment of life back. This happened before, and will continue to happen.

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