Family of man killed by police responding to wrong house in New Mexico files lawsuit

The family of a man fatally shot in New Mexico by police officers responding to the wrong house sued the department for wrongful death and other cl...

September 16, 2023
12:40 AM

The family of a man fatally shot in New Mexico by police officers responding to the wrong house sued the department for wrongful death and other claims in federal court, according to a complaint filed on Friday in the U.S. District Court of New Mexico. Robert Dotson, 52, was shot and killed in the doorway of his house in Farmington after local police officers opened fire after they said they saw he had a gun. Police knocked on Dotson's door at 11:30 p.m. on April 5, according to the complaint filed in court.

Cara Tabachnick