BEND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against the estate of a Bend man who was shot and killed after he fatally shot his neighbor.
The Bulletin reports the family of Kyle Adams filed a wrongful death suit this week in Deschutes County Circuit Court against the estate of Tyler Herrick, seeking up to $10 million in economic and emotional damages.
Authorities say Herrick had entered Adams’ bedroom armed with an AR-15, speaking “unintelligible gibberish” last month. He eventually left Adams’ house.
About an hour later, a bullet flew through the window and struck Adams in the face.
Authorities say his roommate Brennan Pebbles grabbed a handgun and killed Herrick.
The lawsuit claims that intoxicants or controlled substances might have played a role in the shooting of Adams.