Family Suing After Phoenix Cop Shoots Homeowner Instead of Intruder

"Even if Tony gains back full use of his wrist, doctors have told him to expect a lifetime of pain and arthritis as a result of his wounds," the lawsuit stated. "The bullets that penetrated Tony's knee and leg have left him with daily pain and swelling."

And, the lawsuit claims, the damage is more than just physical.

Lesley Arambula was forced to take time off work and was recently laid off. The boys are in therapy and the family has had to pay thousands of dollars in repairs to their home to clean the bloody carpet and walls and fix the bullet holes.

Arambula was even mistakenly threatened with arrest when he went to the police station months afterward to pick up his handgun and other items seized by police as evidence.

Arambula was eventually let go after convincing police that two outstanding felony drug warrants in his name were incorrect and that he had been at home in Arizona recovering from the shooting when the warrants were issued, not in Washington state and Oregon.

"But, they warned him to 'be careful' suggesting that he might just be arrested and taken to jail if he encountered any police, because of the 'confusion' regarding the warrants," the lawsuit stated.

Though the notice of claim filed with the defendants in advance of the lawsuit says the Arambulas are asking for $5.75 million, Manning noted that the cost could go higher once they go before a jury, especially if Arambula's medical costs skyrocket from the amputation of his wrist.

Spencer confirmed to ABCNews.com that other than the mandatory three days paid leave after the shooting, Lilly has remained on the job in full capacity. Neither he nor Coutts were disciplined.

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