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Sunnyside family sues city after officer involved shooting three years ago

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Ayala refused officers ordered to drop the gun and witnesses say he raised the gun towards police. The lawsuit disputes those claims. Ayala refused officers ordered to drop the gun and witnesses say he raised the gun towards police. The lawsuit disputes those claims.

SUNNYSIDE, WA- A lawyer representing the family of a man fatally shot by Sunnyside police three years ago is suing the city.

A lawyer for Ramon Ayala claims a lack of officer training led to his clients death. The Yakima County Prosecutor found the shooting justified as officers responded to a report of a man firing a gun into the air.

Ayala refused officers ordered to drop the gun and witnesses say he raised the gun towards police. The lawsuit disputes those claims.

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