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Mother awarded USD 350K in teenager's killing by Chicago

AP  |  Chicago 

The mother of a black teenager killed by police in July 2013 has been awarded USD 350,000.

The Tribune reports that a jury awarded the damages yesterday after finding that the shooting of 17-year- old Christian Green was unjustified.

Attorney Victor Henderson, representing Green's mother, told jurors that the teen had tried to throw a weapon into a trash can and was shot in the back as he ran away from Officer Robert Gonzalez. Jurors found that Gonzalez didn't "reasonably believe" his life was in danger when he fired 11 shots at Green.

A bullet struck Green in the left side of his back, piercing his lung and heart. records show Green's gun was found in a vacant lot about 22 meters from his body.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 21:32 IST