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The California Highway Patrol to Pay $7 Million to Settle a Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting in Oakland

The California Highway Patrol has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit brought against it by the families of a man and woman who were shot by three officers in East Oakland in 2020.

Erik Salgado and Brianna Colombo were in a stolen Dodge Charger on Cherry Street on the night of June 6 when a squad of plainclothes CHP officers attempted to stop them. According to CHP, Salgado struck two police vehicles and was driving recklessly. Officers Richard Henderson, Donald Saputa, and Eric Hulbert later told investigators they believed an officer was pinned under Salgado’s car so they unleashed a barrage of gunfire.

No officers were injured, but Salgado was struck by 16 rifle rounds and died at the scene. Colombo, who was in the passenger seat, was shot in the stomach, leg, and arm, and survived after undergoing surgery. The pair were unarmed.

Read the source article at The OaklandSide

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