Family of man killed by police to file wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a man shot and killed by Austin police last year, is filing a lawsuit against the department.

Landon Nobles was shot after police say he fired a gun - in their direction. but, his family denies this.

At a press conference at the time Interim Chief Brian Manley said 24-year old Landon Nobles fired a shot into the air in downtown Austin early that Sunday morning, May 7, on 6th Street. Police began chasing him at that point. 

Police say Nobles turned around and fired shots at officers. 

They returned fire, and he died shortly after. His family plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the department. Attorneys for the family say multiple eyewitness accounts do not match the police department's account.

“Two officers walked up to Landon Nobles after assaulting him with a bicycle and they shot him four times in the back in cold blood and left him to die in the street like a dog,” said Edmund Davis, an attorney for the family.

“I just want justice for my son, that's all,” said Renae Nobles, Landon’s mother.

Fox 7 Austin reached out to the Austin Police Department, they did not comment.