PASADENA (AP) -- The city will pay a little more than $1 million in settlement agreements with the parents of Kendrec McDade, a young man who was killed by police in March 2012.

The Pasadena Star-News reported Monday that Pasadena will pay mother Anya Slaughter $850,000 and father Kenneth McDade $187,500.

The parents filed separate federal civil rights and wrongful-death lawsuits against the city and Police Department after their son was fatally shot when officers responded to a call of an armed robbery.

Officers said they feared for their safety, and Kendrec McDade was clutching his waistband.

The 19-year-old was shot eight times.

Kendric McDade was later found to be unarmed, and the 911 caller, Oscar Carillo, admitted he lied about a weapon to get a faster police response.



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