TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The former Tempe police officer who shot and killed a teen in January 2019 has now been awarded accidental disability retirement. 

In a unanimous vote on Thursday, the Tempe Police Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board granted former officer Joseph Jaen's request for accidental disability. Jaen submitted the request back in June of 2019.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Tempe PD: 14-year-old boy with airsoft gun shot, killed by police]

It is not clear how much money Jaen will receive. 

Jaen resigned from the Tempe Police Department last May. 

[READ MORE: Tempe police officer who shot, killed 14-year-old boy has resigned]

The shooting killed 14-year-old Antonio Arce who was running from Jaen after Tempe police say he was seen breaking into a vehicle. The officer believed that Antonio had a gun, but it turned out to be an airsoft gun.

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The incident is still under investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Antonio's parents filed a $5 million Notice of Claim against the City of Tempe and the Tempe Police Department last July.

 

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