CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff's Office reached a settlement with the family of a man fatally shot by deputies in 2013.
The settlement is in the amount of $900,000, an attorney for the Charleston County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday afternoon.
Drayton was shot and killed by deputies Oct. 12, 2013 on James Island shortly after deputies were called to his sister's house for a domestic disturbance. Deputies say his sister said Drayton had threatened her then left the area.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Drayton ran from deputies and refused to stop. Officials say Drayton was tased twice, and then threw a knife at a deputy, striking him in the knee.
Two deputies shot him a combined seven times.
In a subsequent State Law Enforcement Division investigation, all of the deputies involved in the incident were cleared of wrongdoing, Charleston County Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson said.
"Hopefully, the settlement will help bring some type of closure to Derryl Drayton's family," Watson said.