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Wife of injured Orlando police officer sues estate of gunman

Officer has remained in a coma since the shooting
Posted: 9:19 AM, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 13:19:31Z
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The wife of a Florida police officer who was shot in the face during a domestic violence call is suing the estate of the man who shot him and the owner of the apartment complex where the man lived.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of Orlando police Officer Kevin Valencia seeks damages in excess of $15,000. The Orlando Sentinel reports the lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of the owner of Westbrook Apartments and its management company for allowing 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. to live there because of his extensive criminal history.

Valencia was shot while responding to a standoff June 1 during which authorities say Lindsey killed his four young children before turning the gun on himself.

Valencia has remained in a coma since the shooting.