Torrance pays $20,000 to man mistaken for Dorner by police

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David Perdue, the man shot at by police after being mistaken for rogue ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.

A man whose pickup was riddled with bullets by authorities after he was mistaken in a manhunt for a rogue former Los Angeles police officer has been paid $20,000 for damage to the vehicle.

David Perdue was on his way to a surfing outing in February when he was stopped by officers pursuing Christopher Dorner.

Perdue filed a lawsuit against Torrance police, saying officers rammed his pickup and opened fire without justification.

Perdue is a 160-pound white man; Dorner was black and weighed 270 pounds.

Perdue lawyer Robert Sheahan said Sunday the lawsuit remains on track.

The Torrance payment will go to living expenses for his client, who claims he suffered head and spinal injuries.

Authorities say Dorner killed four people during a rampage that ended with his apparent suicide.

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