Agawam to pay $20,000 to children of mother who was shot in the face

Miles is still suing the town for $1.5 Million.

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – The town of Agawam has agreed to pay Britteney Miles $20,000 on behalf of her two children.  Miles is still suing the town for $1.5 Million.

Miles was shot in the face and chin on May 5th, 2012 when then Agawam police officer Danielle Petrangelo accidentally fired her service weapon through the door.  Police were responding to Miles’ apartment building for a possible breaking and entering.

According to court documents, Miles son, then 3 years old, was sleeping at the time and woke up to see her mother’s face covered in blood. Miles was holding her daughter, 1 and a half years old at the time of the incident, when she was shot.  The $20,000 settlement proposal is for emotional distress for her two children.

Miles’ attorney Bruce Melikian told 22News that while both sides have agreed to this settlement, it will still have to be approved in federal court.

Miles has agreed to place the net proceeds of the settlement into two investment accounts, with her daughter and son as the sole beneficiary, respectively.

The Town of Agawam, Petrangelo, Agawam Police Chief Eric Gillis and two unnamed Agawam police officers are the defendants.

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