Man Shot By Deputy Is Walking

Michael Hearne is up and walking around and a guard is posted outside his hospital room. Hearne is the 22-year-old Ole Miss grad who was shot by a Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy early Sunday morning.

Since then, there has been much speculation about what happend outside the Big B Exxon on Washington Avenue. But there's been very little information from investigators.

So far, no charges have been filed against Hearne, but the Jackson County Sheriff's Department has hired a private security officer to stand guard outside Hearne's hospital room.

The Highway Patrol's investigation continues and the evidence collected will be presented to a Grand Jury in mid September.

At least one of the deputies involved in the shooting has hired an attorney.

Michael Hearne is recovering from gunshot wounds to his stomach, hand and arm.

Family and friends said he was walking around today.

Stay tuned to WLOX News for the latest developments developments.