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Family to settle shooting death suit in Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF -- The family of a man who was fatally shot by police officers in Flagstaff during August 2006 has agreed to settle its wrongful death lawsuit for $100,000.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports that the Flagstaff City Council is expected on Tuesday to approve the settlement of the lawsuit filed in the death of 23-year-old Kyle Garcia.

A Flagstaff police officer and another officer from the Arizona Department of Public Safety have said they pulled over Garcia because music coming from his vehicle violated a noise ordinance.

The officers say they fired shots after Garcia tried to run them over.

An investigation cleared the officers of criminal charges and concluded they acted in self-defense.

A toxicology exam show high levels of meth and cocaine in Garcia's bloodstream at the time.

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