Parents of teen shot and killed by Terrebonne Parish deputy filed federal lawsuit

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HOUMA, Louisiana — The parents of a 14-year-old boy shot and killed by a Terrebonne Parish deputy have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the sheriff's office violated the teenager's constitutional rights.

Deputy Preston Norman fatally shot Cameron Tillman Sept. 23, 2014, at an abandoned home near Houma. On March 26, a grand jury declined to indict Norman, who said in a state police report that Tillman had pointed a pistol-like BB gun at him.

The Courier reports ( Wyteika Tillman and Morrell Turner filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans against Sheriff Jerry Larpenter, Norman and deputy Andrew Lewis, who also responded to the home. The sheriff's office had gotten a report that people had entered the house with guns.

The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages.

Information from: The Courier,

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