Va. men sue W.Va. city over fatal police shooting
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The family of a Virginia man shot to death by police in March is suing the city of Martinsburg for $200 million.
The Journal says the lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court by two brothers of 50-year-old Wayne Arnold Jones of Stephens City, Va.
It says police used unreasonable, excessive force, shooting Jones 15-25 times while he was on the ground.
Neither City Manager Mark Baldwin nor Police Chief Kevin Miller immediately returned telephone messages Friday.
Police said they’d stopped Jones while he walking on a city street. He said he had a weapon but not what it was, then allegedly grew angry and fled.
A scuffle ensued, and police used stun guns on Jones. He allegedly stabbed an officer, and police then shot him repeatedly.