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West Seneca police shooting settled for $4.65M

West Seneca police shooting settled for $4.65M
Posted at 8:09 AM, Feb 12, 2016

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a western New York man who died four years after being paralyzed in a police shooting.

Jeffrey Edwards filed the suit against the town of West Seneca before his death in 2014. Lawyers said Thursday it was recently settled for $4.65 million.

Edwards was wounded in a barrage of gunfire in 2010 after a passenger in his car shot at police with a high-powered rifle during a traffic stop.

Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan says the four officers involved were cleared of any wrongdoing.

She says the settlement will be paid by the town's insurance carriers.