SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The family of a pastor who was shot to death in 2010 by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy has accepted a $2 million settlement offer on a wrongful death lawsuit.
The family of Scott Creach accepted the settlement offer on Friday.
The Creach family originally filed the lawsuit in federal court in 2011 against Deputy Brian Hirzel, Spokane County and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. But only Hirzel remained as a defendant.
The 74-year-old Creach was shot to death in the parking lot of his nursery business when he armed himself with a handgun and went out to investigate an idling car in the business’ parking lot. That car was an unmarked patrol cruiser driven by Hirzel, who shot and killed Creach.