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Weare, N.H.

Town to pay $300k to family of man killed by police

The town of Weare will pay $300,000 to the family of a 35-year-old man killed last year by a police officer during a drug sting that was sharply criticized by the state’s attorney general. The Concord Monitor reported that a settlement was signed June 10, and Weare’s insurance company has given the payment to the estate of Alex Cora DeJesus. He was killed Aug. 14 while fleeing a sting in a parking lot. Two police officers opened fire, hitting DeJesus, who was unarmed, once in the head. After a lengthy investigation, Attorney General Joseph Foster called it an ‘‘ill-conceived’’ plan and a ‘‘rash and poorly planned response’’ that led to DeJesus’ death. (AP)