The family of a 16-year-old Towne Lake boy who was killed in a standoff has filed a lawsuit against the Cherokee Sheriff's Office SWAT marksman in federal court.
Nick and Lisa Messina have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against the man on the SWAT team who made the fatal shot, according to the Cherokee Ledger-News.
The Messinas told the Ledger they want to pursue justice for their child and ensure what happened to their son never happens to another child.
The Messinas are asking the court for a jury trail, and for them to award damages due to the "pain and suffering" they had to endure after the May 2012 incident, the Ledger states.
Andrew Messina, 16, was killed in SWAT standoff in his home in May 2012 in the Eagle Watch subdivision in Towne Lake.
Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison declined to comment on the lawsuit.
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