- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The widow of an 86-year-old man shot and killed by Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the county.

KNTV reports (https://bit.ly/2nZ88FP) the lawsuit filed Monday alleges deputies used excessive force and violated due process rights when they entered Eugene Craig’s home in September and fatally shot the man.

Deputies had been conducting a welfare check at the Saratoga home and forced their way in after no one answered the door.

Authorities say Craig was armed with a gun and ignored commands to drop the weapon before Sgt. Douglas Ulrich opened fire, killing the man.

Craig’s wife, Harue Craig, alleges the sheriff’s office failed to train and discipline the deputies involved in her husband’s death.

County attorneys declined to comment, citing the pending litigation.

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Information from: KNTV-TV.

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