A Florida jury has awarded a grieving family US$4 for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a wrongful death lawsuit.
On Jan. 14, 2014, Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr., a 30-year-old African American and father of three, was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy in St. Lucie County, Fla. The deputy was responding to a noise complaint about music coming from Hill’s garage.
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Hill was in the garage when the police showed up, according to The New York Times. Police then knocked on the garage door, Hill raised it but then closed it after seeing the police, the media outlet reported.
An officer then shot through the garage door four-times as it closed, hitting Hill once in the head and twice in the abdomen.
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On Jan. 14, 2014, a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputy fatally shot Gregory Hill through his closed garage door after responding to a loud music complaint.
Officers claimed that Hill was armed at the time of the shooting. A gun was recovered from the scene in Hill’s back pocket, but it was unloaded.
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