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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 9:21 am

The parents of a 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed by Brownsville police inside Cummings Middle School in January 2012 have filed suit against the city of Brownsville in federal court, documents show.

Plaintiffs Jaime and Noralva Gonzalez are demanding a jury trial and name R. Aguilar, E. Longoria, R. Cazares and Officers Munoz and Baker in the suit, documents show.

Jaime Gonzalez Jr., an eighth-grader at the school, was killed by two Brownsville police officers in a school hallway after he pointed a weapon at the officers and refused to put it down, despite repeated orders to do so, police said at the time.  

It was later determined the weapon was a pellet gun.

The family is seeking general damages for both physical and emotional injury, pain and suffering, and emotional and mental distress along with shock and severe emotional distress associated with the death of Jaime Gonzalez Jr., the lawsuit states.

They are also seeking funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, attorney fees and punitive damages, according to the lawsuit.

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