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California Lottery Winner Shot to Death by Police

13 October 2004

SEATTLE, Washington -- As reported by the Associated Press: "A man shot to death by police outside a football stadium has been identified by his family as one of the winners of an $87 million lottery jackpot.

"Rick Camat, 32, was shot early Sunday as dozens of people fled to avoid a fight outside a bar before a St. Louis Rams-Seattle Seahawks game.

"Police alleged that Camat was carrying a handgun and fired at a car that was leaving the area. Authorities said he crouched behind another vehicle and pointed a handgun at officers.

"Relatives insisted Camat only fired into the air to break up the fight and said officers never issued a warning before shooting him.

"...Camat was one of 13 Starbucks employees in Los Angeles who shared an $87 million California lottery jackpot in 2000..."

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