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.
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.