The family of a fallen Prince George's County police officer has filed a lawsuit against the officer who killed their son.
It's been more than two years since Prince George's County Police Officer Taylor Krauss shot and killed his fellow officer, Jacai Colson, outside a county police station in Palmer Park.
Police say the shooting happened after a man named Michael Ford launched an unprovoked attack on the police station as his two brothers filmed from a car nearby.
Krauss exited the station and got an assault rifle to respond to the incident. At the same time, Colson, was also driving to the incident in plain clothes.
Krauss ultimately fired toward Colson, from a wall and a fence, instead of towards Ford.
During the incident, Krauss' gunfire eventually struck Colson.
The lawsuit, filed by Colson's parents, claim "Krauss' conduct in shooting despite visual obstructions from two different positions was intentional, reckless and unreasonable."
The wrongful death suit states that the Colsons are seeking more than $75,000 in damages for their pain and suffering.
The family plans to attend a press conference with their lawyer Thursday in Prince George's County.
A county attorney representing Krauss, who is still employed by the Prince George's County Police Department, also has yet to comment.
Prince George's County is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. Scott Peterson, spokesman for Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker's office, released the following statement:
"The County Executive's thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Colson family. He understands that the filing of the lawsuit is the family's way of seeking redress for their loss. This matter will ultimately be left to the courts to determine the outcome of this case."