A family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a group of white teenagers from Mississippi after claiming that the teens killed their family member in a fight that started because the man was black.
The family is now seeking monetary damages from the seven white teenagers. According to the lawsuit, the incident began when the teenagers had a night of drinking and then got into two different vehicles and headed into the city.
After leaving the suburb, they found a young, black man in a hotel parking lot where they beat him up and ran him over with a pickup truck. Some of this event is seen on a hotel’s surveillance camera. The suit also states that the teenagers yelled “white power” during the fight.
Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.