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Family of Tupelo man killed by police files $35M lawsuit

TUPELO, MISS– Details of a $35 million dollar federal lawsuit on behalf of the family of Antwun “Ronnie Shumpert” against the City of Tupelo have been released, reported local media. 

Shumpert was killed by police after running from a traffic stop. Attorney Carlos Moore said Shumpert was attacked by the K-9 dog before being shot four times.

The lawsuit claimed Shumpert ran for a short distance from a routine traffic stop before Officer Tyler Cook released the dog. Shumpert, according to the lawsuit, attempted to voluntarily surrender before the dog was released. Shumpert then attempted to fight the dog off as the dog attacked. At that point, Shumpert was shot in the chest and abdomen four times.

Here’s a copy of the SHUMPERT-SUIT.

Attorney Moore, along with the family, spoke to local media regarding the suit Thursday.

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton is scheduled to comment at an unspecified time following a city council meeting Thursday. This is a developing story. News Mississippi will update you with the latest.


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