Innocent Teen Shot In Face By Oakland Police Reaches Settlement

A teen shot in the face when police wrongly believed he was a robbery suspect has reached a settlement with Oakland, California, officials for $230,000.

An officer followed Frenswa Raynor, 16, and two friends on April 3, 2013, after getting a complaint that a restaurant employee had been robbed at knifepoint by several teenagers, reports. Police accosted Raynor and his two friends, believing they were the robbery suspects.

When Raynor allegedly made a movement near his waistband, Oakland Officer Bryan Clifford interpreted it as a threat, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. Clifford, a field training officer, fired because he believed Raynor was grabbing a weapon. The bullet grazed Raynor's jaw, according to CBS Bay Area. He went to the hospital, was arrested and was released the next day with no charges filed.

Later, police said Raynor and his companions had nothing to do with the robbery that night, The Mercury News reported.

Another teen who witnessed the shooting will collect $45,000, reports said.