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Veteran shot by deputy settles lawsuit

August 5, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Iraq War veteran shot three times by a sheriff's deputy as he lay on the ground has reached a $1.5 million settlement with San Bernardino County.In return, Air Force Sgt. Elio Carrion will drop his lawsuits against the county and Sheriff Gary Penrod.

In 2006, Carrion was a passenger in a Corvette that led deputies on a chase that ended in Chino. Deputy Ivory Webb fired three rounds at Carrion as he lay on the ground, hitting him multiple times.

The shooting was caught on tape by a witness.

Web was acquitted of attempted manslaughter and assault with a firearm. He was fired from the Sheriff's department.

The settlement comes just days before a civil trial was to begin in Los Angeles.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors must still approve the settlement.

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