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City rejects offer to settle Navajo man's shooting

The city of Farmington, New Mexico, has rejected an offer to settle a wrongful death suit filed by the family of a Navajo Nation man who was shot and killed by a police officer.

Clint John, 21, was shot four times by officer Shawn Scott in June 2006. Police were responding to a domestic violence complaint at a Wal-Mart parking lot involving John's girlfriend.

John's family wants to settle the case and will probably ask a federal judge to postpone the November 17 trial pending additional talks

Get the Story:
Clint John shooting not yet settled (The Farmington Daily Times 10/30)

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