Texas Deputy Sues Family Of Man He Shot And Killed

HOUSTON (August 16, 2013)—Harris County sheriff’s Deputy Brady Pullen is suing the family of a man he shot to death after responding to a 911 call last year, alleging he and other officers were not properly warned about the danger they faced.

Pullen is seeking as much as $200,000 from Carmina Figueroa, a relative of Kemal Yazar, who confronted EMS workers and deputies who responded in December to a home in the Houston suburb of Katy.

Figueroa is listed as the home's owner.

Pullen and another deputy struggled with Yazar before shooting him.

Pullen suffered a concussion and other injuries.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Pullen's attorney and Figueroa did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office declined to comment.