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Officers settle lawsuit against gun shop

MILWAUKEE — Two Milwaukee police officers have settled their lawsuit against a gun shop they allege negligently sold a weapon that a suspect used to shoot them.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that a clerk for Milwaukee County Circuit Judge John DiMotto said lawyers for both sides had called the court to say they had settled.

Officer Jose Lopez and now former Officer Alejandro Arce had filed a lawsuit against Badger Guns alleging the store negligently sold the gun that a 15-year-old boy used to shoot them in 2007. The Journal Sentinel reports a 24-year-old man bought the gun at the store and gave it to the boy.

The Journal Sentinel reports the man had been convicted of drug possession, making it illegal to sell him a firearm.

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