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The city of Atlanta has agreed to pay the family of 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston $4.9 million after police shot and killed her during an illegal drug raid at her home.

Johnston was gunned down by police in 2006 when they broke into her home without a search warrant looking for drugs.

Officers claimed they were executing a “no-knock” warrant on Johnston’s home after an informant told them that they’d bought drugs there.

Fearing that she was being robbed, Johnston grabbed her gun and met police at the door where she was gunned down.

The botched drug raid has long loomed over the city of Atlanta’s police department with three officers serving prison time for their role in the shooting and several others implicated for falsifying reports to cover up their errors.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Monday that her estate led by her niece Sarah Dozier would recieve a $4.9 million settlement with $2.9 million to be awarded this year and an additional 2 million in 2012.

The estate was originally seeking $18 million in their lawsuit.

The full city council will debate and vote on the decision this afternoon.

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