(WJHL) — A Bristol, Virginia police officer charged with murder after shooting and killing a man on March 30 is being sued by the man’s family.
On Wednesday, May 12, attorney Timothy W. Hudson filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Abingdon on behalf of Ashley Kohler, administrator of the estate of Jonathen Blake Kohler, the man who died in the officer-involved shooting.
The suit, Kohler v. Brown, is filed as a civil case and follows weeks after Bristol, Virginia police officer Jonathen Brown — who’s now suspended without pay — shot inside a red 1994 Mustang, killing Kohler.
The shooting occurred near a motel at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Gate City Highway.
Court records show that Brown’s attorney signed off on a $25,000 bond agreement after a warrant was issued for his arrest.