"I tried running away. I tried retreating. I was in fear for my life. I thought this gentleman was going to kill me," McGehee said to investigators in a walk-through shortly after the shooting.
Contact 5 Investigators discovered that McGehee, who is the son of the sheriff's secretary, never underwent his required pre-employment psychological evaluation. Instead, it was waived.
"The prolonged vindictiveness of this case lingering for five years is very disappointing," said Stuart Kaplan, Alvarez's attorney. "Mental illness is not a crime. This particular case was treated as if Aldo was a criminal."
PBSO agreed to settle a federal lawsuit with Alvarez, awarding him $300,000. Alvarez was also awarded $300,000 from McGehee’s homeowner insurance policy.