AUGUSTA Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The family of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the two officers, the city of Augusta and Eau Claire County. Tyler Meier of Neillsville was shot in March of 2019 on Kempten Road between Augusta and Fairchild.

According to a Wisconsin DOJ investigation, Augusta Police Officer Levi Stumo and Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Eaton responded to a report of a suspicious person in the area. That person was later identified as Meier.

The report says Meier confronted then began fighting with officers. The officers used pepper spray and a taser during the fight but were not able to stop him. That’s when Meier was shot.

In the lawsuit, it says Meier suffered from a mental disability including a diagnosed anxiety disorder. It says Meier tried to walk away from the situation, but the officers followed him, making him more upset.

The lawsuit says the officers acted maliciously and negligently to provoke Meier’s anxiety and mental crisis. The family is asking for damages and other court costs. The defendants have 45 days to respond.