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Arizona city settles suit over fatal police shooting of teen

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Posted at 1:13 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 16:13:12-04

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Phoenix suburb has reached a $2 million settlement with the family of a 14-year-old Latino boy who was fatally shot in the back by a police officer as the youth ran away while holding a non-lethal pellet gun.

The Tempe City Council on Thursday approved the settlement in the shooting of Antonio Arc by now-resigned Officer Joseph Jaen. The shooting occurred January 2019 in an alley after the officer responded to a 911 call about a possible vehicle burglary.

The officer, who resigned about four months after the shooting, was later granted an early disability retirement.