- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Lane County sheriff’s deputy has filed a nearly $1 million lawsuit against a man convicted of shooting him.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday (https://goo.gl/6kxsrD ) that in the suit deputy Todd Olson says he’s still suffering physical and mental pain from the attack by Carlos Roa in 2015.

A jury found Roa guilty of attempted murder and he was sentenced to 35 years in prison last August.

Roa shot Olson when Lane County deputies responded to a shots-fired report in Cottage Grove on Sept. 25, 2015. The lawsuit says when Roa saw the deputies, he fired an AK-47 rifle at them, hitting Olson.

The suit says Olson’s injuries required hospitalization and a recovery that caused him to miss work. It also says he’s suffered anxiety, fear and loss of sleep.

He is seeking $250,000 in economic damages and $749,999 for pain and suffering.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com



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