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Parents of armed man killed during Vegas protest sue police

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Posted at 8:14 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 15:25:41-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The parents of an armed and armor-wearing man who was shot and killed by Las Vegas police during a racial justice protest in front of a U.S. courthouse have filed a federal lawsuit seeking financial damages.

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The court filing claims wrongful death and excessive force in the shooting of 25-year-old Jorge Gomez late June 1. It says Gomez was shot 19 times.


A department spokesman declined Wednesday to comment.

The lawsuit filed Saturday acknowledges Gomez was armed, asserts that he was lawfully exercising his Second Amendment gun rights, and says he wore a ballistic vest but wasn't violating state law.