Settlement reached in FAMU football player shooting
The city of Charlotte and the family of Jonathan Ferrell reached an agreement in a civil suit following a shooting involving a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officer.
City officials confirmed in a Thursday press conference the $2.25 million settlement. The press conference began more than two hours after it was scheduled; City Attorney Bob Hagemann said this was because the city was working with the family to settle details.
The Charlotte City Council unanimously approved the settlement, which Hagemann says contains no admission of fault or liability.
Randall Kerrick is charged with shooting and killing Jonathan Ferrell in September 2013.
The former FAMU football player had gotten into a wreck and ran to a home for help. The homeowner may have mistaken Ferrell for a burglar and called police. Officers confronted him. Kerrick fired 12 shots, striking Ferrell 10 times.