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    The family of Philando Castile, a black man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in St. Anthony, Minnesota has reached a $2.995 million settlement with the city, US media reported on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The settlement ends the lawsuit the family had filed against the city for Castile's wrongful death, USA Today reported.

    A statement from the city and the Castiles’ lawyers said the money will be paid with insurance funds, not taxpayer dollars, according to media reports.

    On Friday, 29-year-old police officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty in the killing of 32-year-old Castile in July of 2016.

    Castile was shot dead during a traffic stop after he told Yanez that he was armed. The shooting gained worldwide attention after Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds live streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook.

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