LONG BEACH—A Washington State Patrol trooper is suing the suspect who allegedly shot him in the head for $3 million.
Trooper Scott Johnson still has bullet fragments lodged in his head from a weekend shooting in Long Beach. Trooper Johnson has since been released from the hospital.
Johnson filed his civil damage lawsuit against Jones Thursday.
He is represented by Seattle-based attorney Jeffery Campiche. In a statement, the attorney claims that Jones must be held "criminally and financially responsible" for the incident.
The statement reads, "Scott Johnson is suing the Jones personally because Mr. Jones allegedly shot and injured Scott Johnson causing him personal injury, harm and financial losses. Trooper Johnson feels that Mr. Jones should be required to compensate him for all of his financial losses and harms."
He also said it's too early to determine what long-term effect the bullet wounds and bullet fragments will have on Johnson.
Johnson remains on medical leave from the Washington State Patrol while Jones is being held on $5 million bail at the Pacific County Jail. Trooper Johnson has four children and a wife at home.