Women Shot in Chris Dorner Manhunt to Receive Millions in Settlement

Shot while delivering newspapers in front of a police official's home, the women have reached a settlement with the City of Los Angeles.

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Truck in which Margie Carranza and Emma Hernandez were shot in Torrance, Calif., in February 2013 (KCAL 9 News)

The two women shot while delivering newspapers in front of a LAPD officer's home during the manhunt for fugitive former cop Christopher Dorner have reached a settlement for $4.2 million, reports the Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles City Council must still ratify the agreement, announced Tuesday by Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich and Glen Jonas, who is representing the women.

Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, were delivering newspapers in Torrance on Feb. 7 when LAPD officers shot repeatedly at their blue Toyota Tacoma. Hernandez was shot twice in the back, and Carranza's hands were injured by either broken glass or shrapnel, Jonas said.

The officers were protecting the home of a high-ranking LAPD official named in a threatening manifesto authorities said was written by Dorner, and they believed that the official could have been a potential target. Dorner at the time had already killed the daughter of an LAPD captain, her fiance -- a USC police officer -- and a Riverside police officer, officials said.

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