WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVA) - The U.S. Supreme Court will not review court decisions dismissing a lawsuit filed over the shooting death of a man by a Tupelo police officer.
On Tuesday, the nation's highest court denied a writ of certiorari filed by the family of Antwun "Ronnie" Shumpert.
Shumpert was shot and killed by Officer Tyler Cook on June 18, 2016.
Cook shot Shumpert four times after he said Shumpert attacked him during a search of a residential area after a man ran from a traffic stop.
Shumpert's family filed a federal lawsuit seeking $35 million in his death.
The lawsuit named the city of Tupelo, Cook, Police Chief Bart Aguirre and Mayor Jason Shelton.
A federal judge later dismissed the lawsuit and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision in September.
Shumpert's family asked the nation's highest court to review the case in December.
Shumpert family attorney Carlos Moore responded to the Supreme Court's ruling by email saying, "The family is disappointed that the Supreme Court will not hear the case. However, the family is pleased that they fought to the very end for justice. Now that the case has ended, the family asks for privacy as they attempt to put their fractured lives back together."
Moore had some other less-than flattering things to say about the police department and the city in his statement as well.
We reached out to attorneys for the city, but none were avaialble for comment.