Tyreke Evans, the Sacramento Kings' rookie point guard, and his cousin are among four men who have been named in a wrongful-death civil suit filed in Delaware County.
The family of Marcus Reason, who was killed by Jamar Evans, Tyreke's cousin, in November 2007 in a drive-by shooting, is asking for a judgment in excess of $50,000.
In January 2009, Jamar Evans pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and weapons offenses. He was sentenced to nine to 20 years for murder and other weapons charges. He also received eight years of probation.
Jamar Evans was 16 when he pulled a gun and fired from the passenger side of a Ford Expedition driven by Tyreke Evans. Reason, a Chester Township resident, died after being shot in the chest. A month later, Jamar Evans turned himself in. Police suspect the incident might have been gang-related.
No gun was ever found with Reason. There was no evidence he ever fired a gun, according to prosecutors.
At the time of the shooting, the two Evans cousins and two friends, Rasheen Blackwell and Dwayne Davis, had just finished watching a football game and were leaving a house in the 1500 block of Rainer Road in Chester Township. They were headed to eat fresh-baked pie at Tyreke Evans' home.
Tyreke Evans drove off immediately after the gunfire. He was not charged in the crime, and police said he cooperated in their investigation.
Reason was working two jobs - as a cook and for a limousine company - and had plans to go to school, his family said.