Family of Man Shot by Palm Beach Deputy Reaches $2.5M Settlement

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in Florida have agreed to pay $2.5 million to the family of an unarmed nurseryman shot dead by a sergeant five years ago.

Attorneys for the family of Seth Adams announced the settlement Monday.Palm Beach Sheriff's Sgt. Michael Custer shot the 24-year-old on May 16, 2012, in the parking lot of the family's nursery.

A federal civil jury had deadlocked 8-1 in the family's favor in March after a one-month trial. A retrial had been scheduled for the summer. The sheriff's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 
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