Charlotte to settle in lawsuit stemming from police shooting

The city of Charlotte has reached a $2.25 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by the family of a man shot to death by a police officer in 2013.

City Attorney Bob Hagemann announced at a news conference Thursday that the Charlotte City Council unanimously approved the settlement with the family of Jonathan Ferrell.

Ferrell was a black man who was shot and killed in September 2013 after he wrecked his car and knocked on the door of a house to get help. The person in the house called police.

Investigators say Officer Randall Kerrick, who is white, was the only one of three officers who responded to use his gun. Investigators say Kerrick fired 12 shots, 10 of which hit the unarmed Ferrell.

Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter.

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