MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A $25 million lawsuit has been filed by the family of the man shot and killed by U.S. Marshals in June 2019.
Brandon Webber’s family filed the wrongful death lawsuit Friday, just before the one-year statute of limitations expired.
The shooting caused unrest in Raleigh with demonstrators tossing rocks and bricks at Memphis Police and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies.
In the court documents, lawyers for the family claim Webber had been sitting in his car when members of the U.S. Marshals task force rammed their vehicles into his car and started shooting with high powered rifles.
Webber’s lawyers claim he was never given a chance to surrender.
Webber was wanted in Mississippi. He was accused of shooting a man five times after he stole the victim’s car.
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