Police officer in bed of pickup shot driver 9 times; Lenoir City to pay

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A lawyer says a small town in Tennessee will pay a substantial settlement to the family of a man who was shot nine times as he tried to drive off with a police officer in the bed of his pickup truck.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Lenoir City settled with the family of Joshua William Grubb on Monday. Their attorney, T. Scott Jones, says the payment amounts to “six figures.”

Lenoir City Police Officer Tyrel Lorenz was cleared of any criminal charges in April by a Loudon County grand jury.

He was responding to an intoxicated driver report when Grubb tried to drive off and Lorenz somehow ended up in the back of his truck.

He said he told Grubb to stop before fatally shooting him.

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