MARTINSBURG (AP) — An autopsy report says Martinsburg police officers shot a Virginia man 23 times during an altercation in 2013.
The report says Wayne Arnold Jones died from multiple gunshot wounds.
The 50-year-old Stephens City, Va., man’s brothers are suing the city over the shooting on behalf of his estate. The wrongful death lawsuit seeks $200 million in damages.
Media outlets report that the family’s lawyer, Sherman L. Lambert Sr., filed a copy of the autopsy report in federal court in Martinsburg on Tuesday. Lambert also filed an amended lawsuit that adds the officers as defendants.
Police have said Jones drew a knife and stabbed one officer during a scuffle.
Last week, a judge ordered the city to provide the autopsy report and a state police report to the plaintiffs.