George Nkencho’s brother and sister are suing the State over his death.
The 27-year-old was shot dead by armed gardai outside his home in Dublin on the 30th of December 2020.
At his inquest last year, Dublin District Coroner’s Court heard George Nkencho died from multiple gunshot wounds to the body.
Mr Nkencho had been shot by armed gardai during a standoff outside his home in Clonee, Dublin 15 the day before NYE 2020.
He was suffering with mental health issues at the time and had armed himself with a knife.
An investigation by the Garda watchdog, GSOC, has yet to conclude – much to the dismay of Mr Nkencho’s family, some of whom have now initiated civil legal action.
His sister, Gloria, and brother, Victor, lodged papers with the High Court this week against the Garda Commissioner, Minister for Justice and the Attorney General.
No hearing date has yet been made for what’s understood to be claims for personal injuries suffered as a result of their brother’s death.
Reporting by Frank Greaney