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Family, Friends Remember Man Shot by Police in 2005

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It was four years ago that police fatally shot a man in the Gaslamp District. In memory of Jacob Faust, family and friends gathered Saturday to hold a candlelight vigil in his honor.

Faust's family received a six-figure lawsuit settlement against the City of San Diego, but Faust's loved ones said they still want justice.

Police stopped Faust, 25, on a traffic stop at Fourth Avenue and G Street in April 2005 for making an illegal left turn.

According to police, Faust scuffled with the officers and at one point, reached behind the passenger seat for what appeared to be a gun.

At that point the officers fired at Faust three times.

Faust's family said later that the gun was only a toy, used as a prop in a puppet show.

Authorities said there is no question that the shooting was legally justified. Regardless, the San Diego City Council recently agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Faust's family.

The district attorney's office also stated that the officers' decision to shoot was justified.

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