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WRONGFUL DEATH SUIT AGAINST SHAKUR IS SETTLED

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The wrongful death lawsuit against rap music star Tupac Shakur for the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old Marin City, Calif., boy has been settled after the testimony of just two witnesses.

Attorneys for Shakur and for Ocita Teal of Marin City and Darrell Walker of Texas, parents of victim Qa'id Walker-Teal, declined to divulge the amount of the settlement.The boy was killed in Marin City in 1992 by a bullet fired from a .38-caliber Colt handgun belonging to Shakur.

The incident was evidently precipitated by a fracas between Shakur and rival rapper Dimitrius Striplin. Shakur fell to the ground, losing his pistol but yelling to his half-brother Maurice Harding, "Get the gun, get the gun!" Harding, according to the plaintiffs, then fired the bullet that struck the boy.

Shakur and Harding fled by car, took a wrong turn and found themselves in front of a sheriff's substation, where a crowd pointed Harding out to officers.

Investigating officers found a pistol registered in Shakur's name, along with Harding's drivers license, in nearby bushes.

Shakur did not attend the trial.