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Family of NY shootout victim plans to sue city

October 7, 2011

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NEW YORK—The family of a New York City woman who was killed when police opened fire on a gunman near a West Indian Day Parade route has filed a notice of intent to sue the city and police department.

The notice claims that police officers fired what it calls an "errant" bullet that killed 56-year-old Denise Gay as she sat outside her Brooklyn home on Sept. 5.

It was filed with the office of the comptroller, and describes plans to seek $10 million in damages.

Ballistics tests showed the fatal bullet didn't come from the shootout suspect. It's unclear whether it came from a police weapon or some other gun. top stories on Twitter

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