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Homeless couple shot by Los Angeles Sheriffs wins $4.1 million settlement

 A homeless couple that was shot 15 times by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies has been awarded $4.1 million by a federal judge. The incident took place in October 2010 while Angel and Jennifer Lynn Mendez were living in a wooden shack. Two sheriff’s deputies were searching for a wanted parolee when they entered unannounced into the 7-feet-by-7-feet shack . The Deputies spotted a BB gun and began shooting at Angel, and Jennifer, who was 5 months pregnant at the time. Angel was shot 14 times and had his right leg amputated below the knee, while Jennifer was shot once.

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