LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The family of a 20-year-old student fatally shot by police after a plunge from a second-story window has filed a $28 million claim against the city of Long Beach and its Police Department.
Attorneys and family members of Feras Morad announced the claim - the precursor to a lawsuit - outside Long Beach police headquarters on Wednesday.
Morad's family says he was in need of help after either falling or jumping from the window and suffering a cut arm and possible head trauma after taking hallucinogenic mushrooms.
They say that while a dispatcher told officers he was not armed, they shouted commands at him and shot him when he would not obey.
Police say an officer opened fire after Morad fought with him and was not subdued by a Taser.
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