LAKE ELMO (AP) -- The family of a Lake Elmo man fatally shot by a Washington County deputy has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in federal court.

Twenty-three-year-old Benjamin Evans was killed during a standoff in April 2018. Evans was upset about his ex-girlfriend and held a gun to his head for about 45 minutes at an intersection in Lake Elmo. The lawsuit says he never made a move to harm the officers.

It names the deputy who shot Evans, Brian Krook and the sheriff's office among several others. The lawsuit asks for a jury to determine damages if the case goes to trial.

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