Los Angeles to pay two women shot during Dorner manhunt $4.2 million


In this handout picture provided by Los Angeles Police Department , the alleged suspect Christopher Dorner is seen on February 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. A former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, who had allegedly warned he would target law enforcement, is suspected three police officers killing one. Dorner is also a suspect in two weekend killings of Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence who were found dead in a car inside a parking structure.


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The city of Los Angeles will pay two women shot by the LAPD during the manhunt for ex-policeman Christopher Dorner a $4.2 million settlement.

Margie Carranza, 47, was shot twice in the back and her 71-year-old mother, Emma Hernandez, had cuts from broken glass after seven LAPD officers fired at least 100 bullets into their blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck as they delivered papers on Feb. 7.

LAPD officers were searching for Dorner, who is believed to have killed three people before eventually dying in a shootout with police, when they mistook the women's vehicle for the former policeman's grey Nissan Titan truck and opened fire.

A lawyer representing the city of Los Angeles said a "fair and swift" settlement had been reached, that was a "win-win" for everyone involved.

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"In reaching the settlement we hope that Margie and Emma will be able to move on with their lives," Carmen Trutanich said, adding, "The city will be spared literally millions of dollars in litigation fees."

Last month, Carranza and Hernandez also received a $40,000 check from the city to cover the loss of their truck. It came several weeks after they were promised a new one and two days after they went public through their attorney about not yet receiving a new vehicle.

Dorner's kill spree started on Feb. 3 when he shot dead the daughter of a former police captain who represented him at a police disciplinary board, and her fiancé. He then shot and killed a Riverside policeman on Feb. 7.

Dorner suggested in an online manifesto that racism was still rampant in the LAPD.