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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A man is speaking out from the Spokane County Jail after being shot by a Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy. Police say they shot and wounded 28-year-old Christopher R. Myers when he tried to run off during a traffic stop, and then fired a gun at an officer.

Myers didn't hit any law enforcement, but an officer hit him in the stomach. He spent the last few weeks recovering in the hospital, and made his first court appearance Wednesday on first degree assault and weapons charges. Wednesday night, Myers spoke from jail to KHQ's Liz Burch about what happened the night he was arrested.

“I'm a drug addict, a petty thief, and nothing more,” Myers said. He said the safety was on the night he was arrested, and he claims he doesn't know how the gun discharged while he was running away from police.

Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies tell a different story though. They say Myers pulled out a gun after being detained by a K-9 unit and fired at law enforcement. It was only then that they returned fire, officers say.

Myers admits that he was high on Methamphetamine the night he was arrested. He says his biggest regret now is how his actions will impact his two young children, who he says, may now have to grow up without a father.

"What hurts me the most though is what I've done to them, because I walked away from them. I put them in a position where I can't be there for them. It hurts. I think about it all the time,” said Myers.

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