Civil trial on hold in deputy-involved shooting

Posted at 2:20 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 14:25:26-05

The civil trial in the deputy-involved shooting death of 24-year-old Seth Adams is now on hold.

Thursday morning attorneys for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office announced they will appeal a recent ruling that sent the case to trial.

Last month, a federal judge determined there was enough evidence to cast doubt on the deputy’s version of what happened. For that reason the judge ruled the wrongful death case would have to be determined by a jury.
Adams was shot and killed by PBSO Sergeant Michael Custer in 2012 outside Adams' Loxahatchee business.

Custer claims Adams was aggressive and only shot him when he thought Adams was reaching for a gun. 

Adams' family disputes that account.

The appeal could take months.