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Family of man shot dead by police in 2015 sues Baltimore County; attorney releases video of incident

Family of man shot dead by police in 2015 sues Baltimore County; attorney releases video of incident

Relatives of a man fatally shot by police officers in Bowleys Quarters three years ago are suing the Baltimore County Police Department, alleging that officers violated his civil rights by firing on him unnecessarily.

An attorney for the family of Jeffrey Gene Evans, 52, says he was shot six times by three county police officers at his home on the morning of Dec. 14, 2015.

Evans’ girlfriend had called police and reported that he had taken a large number of pills. A police officer and medics went inside and tried to talk Evans into going to the hospital, but he refused, according to the lawsuit. At one point, he sat on the couch and later went into the kitchen and drank a...

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