Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Reached In Deputy Involved Shooting Of KY Teen

Dec 8, 2016

Boone County has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the family and passengers of a teenager who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy.

Nineteen-year-old Samantha Ramsey's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit last year after she was shot by Deputy Tyler Brockman in April 2014. Brockman said Ramsey didn't stop as she drove away from an outdoor party along the Ohio River and hit him with her car, throwing him onto the hood.

Ramsey said he feared for his life and fired into the windshield, killing Ramsey. Her three passengers were then held at gunpoint.

News outlets say toxicology reports indicated Ramsey had alcohol and marijuana in her system.