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Former inmate, badly beaten by New York City jail guards in 2012, fatally shot in Brooklyn

FILE - This April 2012 file photo made by investigators and obtained by The Associated Press from the City of New York Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, shows inmate Robert Hinton bloodied with a swollen face in a medical clinic in New York, shortly after an April 3, 2012, beating. Police say Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, that Robert Hinton was shot in the head and stomach outside a public housing complex Thanksgiving night. (City of New York Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings via AP, File)

FILE - This April 2012 file photo made by investigators and obtained by The Associated Press from the City of New York Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, shows inmate Robert Hinton bloodied with a swollen face in a medical clinic in New York, shortly after an April 3, 2012, beating. Police say Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, that Robert Hinton was shot in the head and stomach outside a public housing complex Thanksgiving night. (City of New York Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

A former New York City inmate who was hogtied and badly beaten by Rikers Island jail guards in 2012 has been fatally shot in Brooklyn.

Police say Friday that Robert Hinton was shot in the head and stomach outside a public housing complex Thanksgiving night.

In September, city attorneys settled the 28-year-old's civil rights lawsuit for $450,000.

Lawyer Nicole Bellina says Hinton had hoped to use the settlement to "give himself and his family a fresh start and better life."

Five correction officers and a captain were fired earlier this year for the beating inside a now-closed solitary confinement unit for inmates with mental illnesses. Hinton suffered a broken nose, fractured back and other injuries.

Police say no arrests have been made. The Daily News first reported Hinton's death.