In Illinois during the weekend, a family buried a Marine who Orange County sheriffs shot and killed at San Clemente High School. The man's family is moving forward with plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Thirty-one year old Manuel Loggins was based at Camp Pendleton. Early one morning in February, a sheriff's deputy opened fire as Loggins was taking his daughters to school. The children were in the car. Their father was unarmed.
Sheriff’s officials say Loggins tore through a gate into the San Clemente High School parking lot, got out of the car and acted erratically.
Friends describe Loggins as a consummate Marine who took regular early morning prayer walks with his family.
Sheriff’s officials say they fired at the father to protect his children. Loggins' family says that right after the shooting, officials held the girls for 13 hours before they notified their mother.
Loggins and his wife were expecting another child at the time of the shooting. Three weeks after the incident his wife gave birth at the hospital in Camp Pendleton to the couple’s fourth child.