ATLANTA: A Georgia man whom a cop says he coincidentally shot in the head five years prior has gotten a claim settlement from Fulton County.
News organizations report that the district and 21-year-old DeAnthony Cunningham’s family finished a $2 million settlement a week ago in front of a trial that was planned for the current week for the situation against Officer Benjamin Griggs.
Cunningham was 16 years of age when Griggs shot him in July 2011.
Police say the adolescent, who was a traveler in a stolen auto, ran when an officer drew closer the vehicle at a Union City service station parking area.
Griggs discovered Cunningham in close-by woods and says he coincidentally pulled the trigger while Cunningham had his hands behind his head.
Cunningham experienced 18 surgeries and amassed over $1 million in doctor’s visit expenses.