PHOENIX - The accused freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. is now responding to those who put him behind bars.
He is responding with a $10 million notice of claim.
Merritt’s attorneys, David Don, Jason Lamm and Ulises Ferragut claim investigators rushed to judgment and failed to provide any evidence that their client was present at any of the shooting scenes.
Named in the claim, first obtained by ABC15, is the State of Arizona, Maricopa County, Governor Doug Ducey and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
Take a look at the timeline below to see what’s happened since the first shooting. (For a fullscreen view, click here)
The claim states: "Defendants had Mr. Merritt, age 21, arrested and accused him of four separate instances of shooting at vehicles on the I-10 freeway during August 2015. Defendants have failed to produce any evidence that Mr. Merritt was present at the scene of any of these shootings, let alone was a perpetrator in any crime."
The freeway shooting suspect’s claim seeks to recoup lost wages, cover legal fees and compensation for emotional distress.