The LAPD has reached a $4.2 million settlement with the two women its officers shot at during the search for Christopher Dorner earlier this year.
The women were out delivering newspapers in their Toyota when LAPD officers opened fire.
One woman suffered injuries from the broken glass while the other was twice shot in the back.
The officers were protecting the home of a high-ranking LAPD official named in a threatening manifesto authorities said was written by Dorner, and they believed that the official could have been a potential target. Dorner at the time had already killed the daughter of an LAPD captain, her fiance — a USC police officer — and a Riverside police officer, officials said.
Dorner was believed to be driving a gray Nissan Titan, and there was an alert preceding the shooting that said a truck matching Dorner’s was in the area.
“Hopefully this will put an end to the Dorner saga once and for all,” Trutanich said of the settlement.
Dorner later died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a fiery standoff with police at a Big Bear-area cabin.
Jonas said his starting point for the negotiations was $15 million or $16 million, but said the agreement insured that the women received a timely payment and avoided potential risks of going to trial.
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