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Vancouver police sued over fatal shooting of Iraq War veteran

Vancouver police sued over fatal shooting of Iraq War veteran

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver, Wash., police are being sued by the parents of an Iraq War veteran killed during a September 2010 encounter with police.

In their wrongful death lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court, the parents of 22-year-old Nikkolas Lookabill say their son had tried to cooperate with officers before they shot him.

The Columbian reports that the parents seek $11.5 million.

The suit alleges that officers knew the young man suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder but didn't correctly assess the situation and were not properly trained to handle a mentally ill war veteran.

The newspaper says the city attorney's office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Reviews by the Clark County prosecutor's office and the police department found the three officers were justified in using deadly force.

Information from: The Columbian

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