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UNC-Wilmington settles claim over death of student

WILMINGTON (AP) — The University of North Carolina-Wilmington has settled with the family of a college student shot in 2006 by a New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy.

Eighteen-year-old Peyton Strickland of Cape Fear Community College was shot when deputies tried to serve a warrant for UNC-Wilmington police at his home.

The warrant concerned the theft of a video game console from a UNC-Wilmington student.

Under the settlement, the university acknowledges Strickland had good character and no criminal record. The state will pay his estate $150,000 and use $100,000 to accredit UNC-Wilmington police officers.

Strickland’s estate is dropping all other claims against the state, the university, its police department and several people.

In 2008, the sheriff’s office settled with Strickland’s family for $2.5 million.

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