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York shooting lawsuit settled for $285,000

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 20, 2017 9:17 AM
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(York) -- A Pennsylvania township and county will pay $285,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the family of a shoplifter fatally shot by police outside a Kmart in 2012.

York County released the settlement to the York Dispatch . In it, Springettsbury Township will pay $275,000 and the county $10,000 to settle claims brought by the family of Todd William Shultz.

The 40-year-old man was killed after police say he resisted multiple attempts to arrest him outside the store in December 2012.

Police say he was armed with a knife and scissors, prompting officers to hit him with batons and a stun gun before shooting him.

Township manager Benjamin Marchant says the township supervisors are "very disappointed" in the settlement, which he says was a "business decision" made by the township's insurance carrier.

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