Family Sues Police After Fatal Shooting of Homewood Man
The mother of Brandon Culpepper, 30, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Homewood police, who shot Culpepper in his apartment Jan. 27. A Chicago attorney representing the family issued a press release about the suit Monday.
The family of a man who was shot and killed by Homewood police last week filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the department, according to a press release from a Chicago attorney's office.
The lawsuit alleges that an officer shot at Brandon Culpepper, 30, "despite no reports of a weapon or an attack," claims the family's attorney.
The shooting occurred Jan. 27, at the man's apartment in the 900 block of Olive Road. Culpepper reportedly confronted police, and the encounter ended in police gunfire, fatally wounding Culpepper.
A press release from Gregory E. Kulis & Associates in Chicago states that the firm filed a five-count federal civil rights action on behalf of the family.
Homewood police have yet to issue a statement on the shooting.
Patch will post more information about this lawsuit as it becomes available.
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