Man sues Roswell Police over alleged wrongful shooting

A man claims Roswell Police wrongfully shot him at his home.

Richard Johnson has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court in Albuquerque.

He says the shooting happened after a family member pistol-whipped him during a fight.

Johnson has accused the police of shooting him without identifying itself two years ago.

Court documents show he had a concussion from the fight, and then he walked two miles home with a bleeding gash.

The lawsuit claims an officer arrived at his apartment a few hours and called for him.

It also claims Johnson came to the door with a pistol, but the police shot him without telling him to drop his weapon.

The AP reports the city manager has not returned an email for comment.