A man shot by a Minot police officer in 2014 has filed a federal civil lawsuit against the city and an officer.
Joshua Peterson is suing for excessive force, battery and negligence.
Court documents show Minot police responded to Tires Only around 4:30am August 30th, 2014.
While checking buildings  a vehicle drove right at an officer and shots were fired.
Peterson and Brandon Butler were hospitalized.
              Peterson says he was driving away from Minot Welding after seeing a police car go by.
He claims as he drove away an officer approached and fired at his vehicle striking him twice.
              Peterson says he is now a paraplegic because of the shooting.
Peterson wants a jury trial and is asking for more than $75,000 in relief.
The officer involved in the shooting, Brandon Schmitt, was cleared in the incident and returned to duty.
Peterson was charged in the incident with possession of meth with intent to deliver.
He is serving a five year sentence for the crime.
Two other charges, including possession of drug paraphernalia (heroin) and criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, were dropped.