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Woman Sues West Virginia State Police Over Husband's Shooting Death

W.Va. State Police

  A woman is suing the West Virginia State Police over the shooting death of her husband.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Donna Spry filed the lawsuit last month in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

The lawsuit says Spry’s husband, Curly Spry, was shot 11 times by troopers who entered their home without permission in January 2014.

According to the lawsuit, Donna Spry had called 911 because her husband was off his medication prescribed for depression, panic attacks and anxiety, and was refusing to go to his doctor’s appointment.

Lawrence Messina, spokesman for the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, didn’t comment Friday on pending litigation.

At the time of the incident, state police said that Curly Spry had pointed a gun at troopers, who then fired to protect themselves.