City of Fresno reaches $4.9 million settlement with family of boy shot and killed by police in 2017

Sunday, April 25, 2021
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The City of Fresno has reached a settlement with a family following a deadly shooting involving the Fresno Police Department.

In 2017, 16-year-old Isiah Murrietta-Golding was shot and killed by an officer as he was running away from authorities.

Murrietta-Golding and his brother were considered suspects in a deadly shooting in April 2017. Police had attempted to detain Murrietta-Golding earlier in a shopping center parking lot near Shaw and Fresno, but he ran away.

He jumped over a fence at a child care center and made it about eight steps in the yard before Officer Ray Villalvazo fired the deadly shot.

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Murrietta-Golding's older brother was eventually convicted of involuntary manslaughter in that deadly shooting investigation.

The City of Fresno just recently reached a settlement in the case involving Murrietta-Golding for $4.9 million.

Michael Haddad, the attorney representing one of the families, told Action News, "This tragic shooting of a child was totally unnecessary and sickening to anyone who saw the video. The city of Fresno did the right thing by paying Isaiah's parents the largest settlement in Fresno's history."

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