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Verdict reached in Barmore shooting civil case

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

A jury has reached a verdict in the civil trial related to the 2009 shooting death of Mark Anthony Barmore. 

The plaintiff, Kingdom Authority International Ministries Church, is seeking compensation for emotional distress suffered by children and day care operators who were present when Barmore was killed.

The jury has awarded $30,000 to many of the kids in the day care.

Other plaintiffs awards include:

— Sheila Brown, a witness to the shooting - $15,000
— Marissa Brown, a witness to the shooting - $0
— Pastor Melvin Brown, pastor of Kingdom Authority - $0
— Beatrice Smith, day care worker - $45,000

The total award is roughly $360,000. 

Barmore was wanted on a theft warrant. He fled from police into the church and tried to hide in a boiler room, where he was shot.

City attorneys say the officers' actions were necessary to protect the children and day care workers.

Authorities found the shooting justified. However, Barmore's estate filed a lawsuit and the city of Rockford reached a $1.1 million settlement.

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