LIVINGSTON — A French Settlement man pleaded no contest to misdemeanor aggravated assault Monday in a 2015 case in which deputies shot him.

Matthew Peyronnin was sentenced to six months in the Livingston Parish Detention Center, but the sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years of supervised probation.

He appeared before Judge Douglas Hughes in 21st Judicial District Court.

According to News reports at the time, and the State Police Bureau of Investigation, which investigated the shooting, Livingston Parish deputies responded to a 911 call at 2 a.m. April 29, 2015, on Queens Florence Farms in Livingston.

The caller reported Peyronnin, then 19, was armed with a shotgun and threatening suicide.

After arriving, deputies made contact with Peyronnin on the front porch of the residence, at which time Peyronnin raised a shotgun in their direction, according to reports.

Three deputies opened fire, striking Peyronnin in the neck, leg and hip.

Peyronnin was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge with nonlife-threatening wounds, reports said.

A grand jury later indicted him on a felony count of aggravated assault against a peace officer.

In April 2016, Peyronnin and his parents sued the Sheriff’s Office and three deputies involved in the shooting in federal court in Baton Rouge, contending Peyronnin got the shotgun after hearing noises outside.

The lawsuit said Peyronnin did not aim the weapon at deputies and the deputies failed to identify themselves.

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