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KC Police Will Pay $1 Million for Shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CN) - The Kansas City Police Department will pay $1 million to a man who was shot by a police officer who was having a diabetic reaction.

Officer Joel Ritchie shot David Gardner in September 2007.

Ritchie had gone to a store while on duty to get something to eat after realizing he was having a reaction from his type 1 diabetes, the Kansas City Star reported.

After eating, Ritchie left the store and started firing his weapon. One bullet hit Gardner, who was delivering food to the store. Officers found a disoriented Ritchie walking down a nearby street.

Ritchie is no longer a police officer.

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