Roy Middleton was returning home from work early Saturday morning, when he stopped by the car he and his mother share to grab some cigarettes.
A neighbor who didn't recognize Middleton phoned the local sheriff's office to report a possible burglary.
Deputies dispatched to the scene found Middleton inside the vehicle and ordered him to back away with his hands in the air. As he was doing so, Middleton says he turned to face the deputies.
All told, deputies fired seven shots, five of which struck the car and the side of Middleton's house, where his elderly mother Ceola Walker was sleeping.
At least one of the bullets hit Middleton's leg.
Though Middleton's wounds are not life-threatening, he will require several weeks of treatment before he's back on his feet.