Trial date set in civil suit naming Chester's Evans

Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans pumps his fist after scoring during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 10, 2010. The Kings won 113-90.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

March 1, 2011 12:26:26 PM PST
A trial date has been set in a wrongful-death suit naming NBA player Tyreke Evans as a defendant.

The Sacramento Kings guard and three others are named in suit stemming from the death of a teenager in a November 2007 drive-by shooting near Evans' home in Chester, just south of Philadelphia. The trial is scheduled to begin July 13.

Evans' cousin, Jamar Evans, is serving a nine- to 20-year prison term after admitting he fired out the passenger-side door of the NBA star's SUV and killed 19-year-old Marcus Reason.

Tyreke Evans was then a highly recruited high school player. He testified for prosecutors during a preliminary hearing and was never charged with a crime.

Reason's family is seeking more than $50,000 in the suit filed in Delaware County.