Wednesday, January 15, 2014
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The mother of an armed Orange County man shot and killed by a police officer has filed a $75,000 claim against the city of Huntington Beach.
The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1eJhEQg ) reported Tuesday that Sheila Marquez says her son, Eric Marquez, was unjustly shot and killed by officers during a confrontation. She wants to be compensated for wrongful death and other damages.
The 26-year-old Orange resident died at the scene last August.
Sheila Marquez says in her claim that her son "did not pose a risk of death or serious bodily injury to any person."
Investigators say witness accounts and evidence collected at the scene show Eric Marquez fired multiple shots at the officer.
Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com