Torrance police to pay $1.8M for Dorner manhunt shooting

TORRANCE, Calif. (KABC) -- A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a man who was shot at during the manhunt for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.

David Perdue of Redondo Beach has agreed to a $1.8 million settlement. His attorneys released the following statement Thursday: "We are grateful to the city of Torrance and to the attorneys representing the city of Torrance for their consummate professionalism throughout these proceedings."

In his excessive force complaint, Perdue said Torrance police rammed his pickup truck and fired without warning on Feb. 7, 2013.

None of the bullets hit Perdue, but he suffered head and spine injuries.

Two women delivering newspapers in Torrance also had their pickup truck riddled by Los Angeles police earlier that day. The city of Los Angeles reached a $4.2 million settlement with Margie Carranza and her mother, Emma Hernandez.

In an online manifesto, Dorner had threatened to wage unconventional warfare against LAPD officers and their families, prompting authorities to assign protection for everyone named in the manifesto.

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