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Scottsdale reaches tentative settlement in officer-involved shooting

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John Loxas (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) John Loxas (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
James Peters (Source: Scottsdale Police Department) James Peters (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

The city of Scottsdale has reached a tentative settlement to give $4.25 million to the family of a man shot and killed in a police standoff.

John Loxas Jr. was shot and killed while he was holding his infant grandchild in February of 2012.

The officer who pulled the trigger was James Peters.

The wrongful death suit claimed Peters used excessive force and that Scottsdale Police Department illegally searched the home after the killing.

Peters no longer works for the Scottsdale Police Department.

In his last 10 years on the force, he shot seven people, killing six of them.

That's more than any other line of duty fatal shootings for a single officer than any other in the history of Arizona Law Enforcement.

Detectives found all the shootings were justified before the latest incident.

The wrongful death suit claimed Peters used excessive force and that Scottsdale Police Department illegally searched the home after the killing.

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