- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The family of a 49-year-old military veteran who was fatally shot by a Eugene police officer has hired a lawyer and is threatening to file a wrongful-death lawsuit.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1Oc5FwC ) that an attorney filed a tort claim notice Tuesday on behalf of Brian Babb’s two children. The notice says the family intends to sue the city and the officer involved.

A police department spokesman declined to comment on the pending litigation.

Babb was killed March 30 after police were called to his home by his therapist. When officers arrived, Babb came to the front door with a rifle and was shot by officer Will Stutesman.

It was determined that Stutesman used appropriate force in the shooting.



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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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