PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia has agreed to pay $1 million to the family of a man fatally shot in the back by a police officer.READ MORE: Family Of Missing Bucks County Woman Casey Johnston Hires Private Investigator
City officials announced the settlement with the family of David Jones on Friday, saying that it was not an admission of liability. City Solicitor Marcel Pratt says Jones’ family asked to resolve the claims without a civil lawsuit to prevent reliving the June 2017 shooting.
Jones was shot by former Philadelphia Police Officer Ryan Pownall, who was charged last month with criminal homicide.READ MORE: 'It's Never Going To End': Loved Ones Of David Padro Jr. Voice Gun Violence Frustrations At 22-Year-Old's Vigil
Police say Pownall approached Jones for riding a dirt bike on a city street, frisked him and felt a gun. After a scuffle, Pownall’s gun jammed when he tried to shoot Jones.
Jones fled, throwing his gun. Pownall fired again toward traffic and fatally shot Jones in the back.
Pownall’s attorney has called the shooting justified.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Steamy Start To Week As Temperatures To Reach 90s On Monday
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