Denise Gay (6275)

9/5/2011: Police lobbed some 73 shots at an armed suspect, Leroy Webster. They missed the target, but one of those police bullets struck and killed Gay as she sat at her customary position on her stoop. Prosecutors charged Webster for her murder; police detained and questioned Gay's surrogate daughter for 12 hours in an attempt to clear themselves. The daughter eventually reached a $100K settlement with the city.

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