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What does Bob Marley means when he sings: "I shot the sheriff but I did not shoot no deputy"?

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It's a pretty straightforward statement- he's admitting to shooting the one guy, but not the other. He's being set up.

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"I Shot the Sheriff" is a song originally written by Bob Marley, told from the point of view of a narrator who admits to having killed the local sheriff but claims to be falsely accused of having killed the deputy sheriff.

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