UPDATE: Settlement reached in 2011 case; woman fatally shot by Bradley Co. deputy
The 2011 case where a woman was killed by a Bradley County Deputy and shot multiple times has been settled.
UPDATE: A 2011 case where a Bradley County woman was fatally shot by a Bradley County Sheriff's Office deputy has been settled.
Deputy Dustin Patrick and Bradley County were named in the lawsuit.
Patrick hasn't admitted wrongdoing in the 2011 incident that left 30-year-old Armetta Foster dead.
His attorneys have agreed to pay $900,000 to Foster's family in a civil rights lawsuit filed in 2012. The money will come from Bradley County, which insured Patrick at the time.
The settlement will be placed in a trust fund for Armetta Foster's surviving children.
In 2011, then 30-year-old Armetta Foster was described by friends as a caring mother of two, but Bradley County deputies say she tried to stab an officer and stole his patrol car to get away, prompting the 2001 incident on I-75 in Cleveland.
Officials told Channel 3 that the deputy had no choice but to open fire.
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The Medical Examiner's report states Armetta Foster was shot at least seven, if not eight times.
On May 21st, she was walking on I-75 with her children when Deputy Dustin Patrick stopped to help her.
She charged him with a knife and stole his car. Police say that's when Patrick opened fire.
He's on paid leave, and the department says he reacted exactly the way he was supposed to.