Warminster is paying a $650,000 settlement to the family of an 89-year-old woman accidentally shot and killed by its police department during a standoff with a drunken suspect.
Bucks County authorities say an 89-year-old woman caught in the crossfire during a shootout in Warminster in February was killed by a police bullet, but the alleged gunman who fired on police is now facing homicide charges.
Officials say at least one count of murder is likely to be filed against the man who allegedly engaged police in a shootout. An elderly woman was killed in a nearby apartment.
Andrew Cairns is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and numerous other offenses, but prosecutors say a murder charge could be added depending on how the investigation falls out.
A judge has set bail at 10-million dollars for a Warminster man who held police at bay for several hours during a standoff at an apartment complex along Street Road.