Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 24, 2014

Autopsy: Martinsburg police shot Va. man 23 times

MARTINSBURG —  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.

 

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