EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene man shot by police and later convicted of a crime for raising a gun toward an officer during the incident has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Eugene, a police dispatcher and two officers.
The Register Guard reports that 29-year-old Edgar T. Rodriguez was shot multiple times on Sept. 10, 2016, after he called 911 to report that a male visitor was acting “insane.”
Rodriguez went outside holding a .50-caliber pistol and was shot by two responding officers.
One testified at trial that Rodriguez raised the pistol at him.
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Rodriguez says he had taken the gun out of his apartment to get it away from his out-of-control visitor.
Rodriguez is a military veteran who served in Iraq as a member of the Oregon National Guard.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com