The family of an unarmed Black woman shot and killed while holding her baby will receive $2.5 million to ease their sorrows.
26-year-old Tarika Wilson was killed in 2008 when police raided her home during a drug raid.
Police were looking for her boyfriend, a suspected drug dealer, when a white police officer shot and killed the mother while she held her 1-year-old son.
The officer fired shots into a bedroom with Wilson and her six children in it before checking to see if it she was armed. The child was also hit and had to have a figure amputated.
Her family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Lima Ohio where the incident took place.
The $2.5 million will be set aside for Wilson’s children.
Here is a 2008 video of Tarika Wilson’s mother erupting at a town hall meeting speaking about her daughter’s death.