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Family Of Man Shot By Deputy Reaches $2.5 Million Settlement

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WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A police involved shooting gone wrong may have finally reached its climax.

Sheriff’s officials in Florida have agreed to pay $2.5 million to the family of an unarmed nurseryman shot dead by a sergeant five years ago.

Attorneys for the family of Seth Adams announced the settlement Monday.

Palm Beach Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Custer shot the 24-year-old on May 16, 2012, in the parking lot of the family’s nursery.

A federal civil jury had deadlocked 8-1 in the family’s favor in March after a one-month trial. A retrial had been scheduled for the summer.

The sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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