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Man shot at by guard at state office in Tucson sues

April 3, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man who was shot at by a security guard last year in the parking lot of a state social-welfare office in Tucson has filed a lawsuit.

KOLD-TV reports Esteban Acosta is seeking punitive and compensatory damages for pain and suffering, anxiety and loss of employment.

Acosta was an Arizona Department of Economic Security client who reportedly caused a disturbance in March 2018 before being escorted out of the Tucson building by security guard Mahmood Al-Muwali.

Tucson police say Al-Muwali fired a gun as Acosta was driving away. Acosta wasn’t injured.

Al-Muwali was charged with aggravated assault and discharging a firearm within city limits. He was convicted of a misdemeanor.

The state of Arizona, the 31-year-old security guard and his employer are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

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Information from: KOLD-TV, http://www.kold.com/