Shooting victim sued A&E after being featured on 'The First 48'

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by WHAS11 and CNN

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 2:57 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNN and WHAS11) -- One of the men shot and killed during Thursday's shootings on 32nd Street was a suspect in a previous murder in Louisville and was featured on the A&E Television show "The First 48."

According to CNN Tyson Mimms sued the cable network for defamation after murder charges against him were dismissed and A&E aired the episode which stated " [Mimms is] charged with first-degree murder and ... currently awaiting trial."

The episode aired April 1, 2010 and Mimms claimed the charges were dropped a day before it aired. The episode titled "Eye for an Eye - Dead End," documented the shooting death of Alfred Smith.

According to the complaint: Mimms said he "made a sufficient demand for correction relative to this false and defamatory publication, and that defendant has failed to correct the explicit and implicit false and defamatory statements in the Subject Episodes."

The complaint also stated Mimms asked for more than $1 million for invasion of privacy and defamation. He was represented by James Bolus Jr.

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