- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The family of a man who was fatally shot by a Mesa police officer in December has filed a $10 million wrongful-death claim against the city.

The Arizona Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1Pxd1O0) the claim was filed Monday by the family’s attorney.

A claim is a precursor to a lawsuit.

Police say 47-year-old Ivan Krstic was first shot with a stun gun and then with a pistol after he ignored an officer’s commands to drop a 3-foot-long steel rod during a confrontation in the man’s neighborhood.

They say Krstic Krstic also was arrested in 2012 after allegedly making threats during a standoff with police in the same neighborhood.



The claim states that Krstic was unjustifiably shot while he was checking for water leaks beneath the asphalt in his gated community.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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