Family of Teen Shot by Aurora Police Sues for $15M: They ‘Just Aren’t There’

The family of Aurora Coley and two of her parents agreed to a $15 million settlement over the 2017 police shooting of the 13-year-old, Fox 31 Denver reported.

Aurora police said that officers responding to reports of two men shooting at passing cars on July 7, 2017, confronted Coley outside her family’s home on East 8th Avenue and fired as she neared them with a golf club. Coley was hit and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Coley made threats and pointed the club at police, prompting officers to open fire.

The family’s attorney, Emily Hanlon, told reporters that Coley’s parents felt it was important to agree to the settlement before the case went to trial so that the couple could not be affected.

“All families will have their day in court,” she said. “They’re just not there.”

No video of the shooting was released by police.

Aurora police chief Nick Metz said Monday in a statement that he is “really proud of our officers,” and he is “personally sad for Coley’s family,” according to Fox 31.

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