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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Piedmont man has pleaded guilty to shooting his friend, causing injuries that left him paralyzed.

Forty-nine-year-old Michael Wisecarver pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault and commission of a felony with a firearm in a plea agreement with the state. Wisecarver says he doesn’t remember shooting Chad Arnold in the driveway of his home in Rapid City last July rafter becoming intoxicated.

KOTA-TV reports Arnold told police he saw Wisecarver shoot him from the driver side window of a truck. Arnold was shot in the left arm and the bullet ended up lodged against his spine. He was left in his driveway overnight.


Information from: KOTA-TV,