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Shooting case nears settlement

August 06, 2009|David Kelly

San Bernardino County has reached a tentative agreement to pay a U.S. Air Force serviceman $1.5 million after a nationally publicized incident in which a sheriff's deputy shot the man as he sat outside a Corvette that had just been involved in a high-speed chase.

The 2006 incident, which occurred in Chino, was videotaped by a citizen and showed former Deputy Ivory Webb shooting then-21-year-old Elio Carrion three times as he appeared to be obeying orders to stand up. Carrion was a passenger in the car.

Webb was charged with attempted voluntary manslaughter but acquitted by a jury. Carrion sued the county for negligence, excessive force and inadequate training of its sheriff's deputies.

County supervisors will decide whether to accept the deal at their Aug. 18 meeting.

"The county is confident that the attorneys worked hard to negotiate a settlement that they thought the Board of Supervisors would accept," spokesman David Wert said.

-- David Kelly

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