The state police have been sued by the father of a young man who was brutally shot and killed at his home by police officers when they responded to a suspected report of road rage on a local highway.The newspapers report that the wrongful death lawsuit was filed in state district court by the father of the victim. The young man died after he was shot point blank in the chest by the police officers investigating a disturbance involving the victim’s brother.As an experienced attorney I have reviewed many cases of wrongful death and have completed same with favorable results.
Police had been told that someone tried to run two women off of the Interstate and then got out of his vehicle and threatened them.The officers arrived at the brothers’ residence after identifying their truck as the one involved in the road rage incident. The officers claimed that they heard gunshots and a man shout, “We have a gun! Get off the property.”Then an officer saw a man standing in a window with a pistol and he shot him. The victim’s father and brother claim he first fired a warning shot into the air,but the police state he fired at an officer.The surviving brother managed to elude the police by fleeing the house with a shotgun and later went to the police to ask for help where he was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting or evading arrest.The grand jury did not indict the police officers.The lawsuit claims that the victim didn’t hear the officers identify themselves when they approached their house.His brother says the police yelled and cursed at them telling them they were surrounded and demanding that they come out, but they didn’t announce they were police or use any police lights.The lawsuit also states that after the victim was killed, the police used a cell phone to take a picture of the body and distributed the image to members of the public.If your family member has been a victim of wrongful death please call me at 800 320-0080 or visit me at my offices conveniently located in Rockville or Baltimore.