HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A Huntsville police officer who was shot in the line of duty has filed a lawsuit against the estate of the gunman who injured him.
Officer Jason Moore was shot while responding to a domestic incident on Stanford Drive in April. He was hit with a shotgun blast, with pellets hitting his face. Moore had surgery Huntsville Hospital to treat his wounds.
Witnesses reported hearing dozens of rapid-fire gunshots as the standoff unfolded. WHNT News 19′s Daniela Perallon talked with one neighbor, Brittany Nichols, who was told it wasn’t safe to leave her home.
The man accused of shooting Moore and at other officers, William Arthur Stogner, Jr., 52, was killed by police after a two-hour standoff.
The lawsuit filed against Stogner's estate says Moore had injuries to his head, face and torso, has incurred medical bills, suffered permanent scarring, lost time from work and has suffered pain and mental anguish.
The lawsuit seeks punitive and compensatory damages against Stogner's estate, in addition to seeking damages against unnamed defendants to determine if there was any "negligent entrustment" in providing Stogner with firearms.