- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. — A lawsuit filed in the 2012 shooting death of a 20-year-old Medford, Oregon, man seeks $2.7 million from the U.S. government.

James Georgeson was fatally shot by federal marshals in a supermarket parking lot. They alleged he rammed his SUV into cars carrying officers trying to arrest him for violating his probation from a 2009 conviction for assaulting a deputy marshal.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports that a wrongful death lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court on behalf of Georgeson’s estate and a passenger in the vehicle. The complaint says the estate is seeking $1.5 million.

Kaiden Haight is seeking $1.2 million for pain, mental distress, lost income and personal injuries. The complaint says Haight and Georgeson were best friends.

According to the complaint, marshals shot into the vehicle at least 20 times.



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