WARMINSTER, Pa. (CBS/AP) — The town of Warminster in Bucks County 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.
Marie Zienkewicz was caught in the crossfire in February 2013 as Warminster police confronted suspect Andrew Cairns at an apartment complex. He is serving 14 to 30 years in state prison.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Teen Pilot Who Landed Plane On Bridge In Ocean City Shares How He Survived New Mexico Plane Crash
The Bucks County Courier Times obtained the settlement through a public records request and published Wednesday.
The agreement calls for the township to provide officers with critical incident training and donate books in Zienkewicz’s memory to the local library.READ MORE: Philadelphia's First Topgolf Location Opens Friday In Somerton Near Roosevelt Boulevard
Investigators say Cairns traded shots with police after a dispute with his girlfriend and barricaded himself in his apartment for hours before surrendering.
Zienkewicz lived in the apartment below.MORE NEWS: CAPA Senior Skyy Brooks Is One Of 20 Students In World Accepted Into Harvard-Berklee's Dual-Degree Program
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