Family who says Kent man was 'wrongly' killed sues police

Family who says Kent man was 'wrongly' killed sues police

KENT, OH (WOIO) - The family Douglas Yon is suing the Kent Police Department.

Back in December, Shauna Yon called 911 for help getting her cousin Douglas to leave her house in the 600 block of Virginia Avenue.

When police arrived, Yon confronted four police officers with a machete.

Officers shot and killed the 25-year-old after he ran towards them with the machete and refused to stop.

The federal lawsuit, seeking $100,000, alleges Yon was wrongly shot and killed.

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