Family begins legal action in killing by California officer

ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) — Lawyers are pursuing claims against a Southern California city for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a police officer who was part of team serving a search warrant on a suspected illegal marijuana operation.

Attorneys representing the family of 49-year-old Chinese immigrant Li Xi Wang plan to detail the legal action against the city of Chino during a press conference Wednesday.

Wang was shot July 3 while hiding behind a door of the residence being raided, and he died later at a hospital.

Body camera video released by Chino police shows an officer spot Wang, order that he show his hands and then fire his handgun.

Chief Wes Simmons says the shooting is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the district attorney and his department.

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