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Deal reached with Dearborn over fatal shooting by police

December 16, 2017

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit suburb has reached a settlement with the family of a woman who was fatally shot by police near a shopping mall in 2016.

In a court filing Thursday, attorneys said they would provide details to federal Judge Bernard Friedman, but they want him to keep the information confidential and off the public record.

A Dearborn police officer repeatedly shot 31-year-old Janet Wilson while she was in her car on a busy street. Police were pursuing her after a dispute was reported inside and outside Fairlane Mall.

No criminal charges were filed in the shooting. Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wilson “exhibited erratic and aggressive behavior” at the mall and drove her car toward the officer.

Wilson was survived by her mother and six siblings.

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