Volusia County to pay family of victim killed in drug raid

FOX 35 News at 5 p.m.

- Volusia County will pay half-a-million dollars to the family of an unarmed man, shot and killed last year.   The County Council on Thursday voted unanimously to pay the settlement. 

Investigators say a deputy, sent on a drug raid at a Deltona home, fatally shot 26-year-old Derek Cruice in the face.   An anonymous tip came in telling deputies drugs were at the home.  The deputy said Cruice put his hands together as if he had a gun, so the deputy fired.   A grand jury chose not to indict the deputy on any criminal charges.  Deputies found a half-a-pound of marijuana in the home, along with a scale and $3,000.

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