City settles with man injured in Bulls 1998 celebration
February 7, 2006 (WLS) -- The City of Chicago has reached a settlement with a man who was injured in a 1998 Bulls celebration. City officials have agreed to pay $1.75 million to 23-year-old Francis Bell.
Bell was 15 when he was shot by police during a celebration of the Bulls 1998 NBA championship. He was a passenger in a car which was heading toward police near Roosevelt and Pulaski when officers fired 25 shots. One bullet hit bell in the eye leaving him blind.
An attorney for the city says the settlements reflects the fact that the officer needed to fire the weapon to avoid being run over, yet provides compensation for the young man who was injured.
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