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Wrongful death suit filed against Trevor Dooley
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Wrongful death suit filed against Trevor Dooley

Valrico, FL --  A civil wrongful death suit was filed Monday in Hillsborough County court against Trevor Dooley, the man accused of shooting a father in front of his 8-year-old daughter on a neighborhood basketball court.


The complaint was filed after a failed attempt for a resolution in mediation, according the father's family attorneys Eric Faddis and Matthew Englett.


David "DJ" James was playing basketball with his daughter, Danielle, on their neighborhood's basketball courts, as they often did on Sunday afternoon's, when he overheard Dooley confronting a teenager who was skateboarding on the courts.


Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies say James was defending the teenager when Dooley went back to his home across the street and retrieved a handgun, which he then showed to James.


This is when investigators say James lunged toward Dooley to get the gun away from the children and it went off, striking him in the chest.


The wrongful death suit seeks unspecified damages.


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