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Convicted bank robber files suit against Snohomish County

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EVERETT, Wash. -

A convicted bank robber in Snohomish County has filed a lawsuit against the county for shooting him three years ago, claiming a sheriff's deputy used excessive force.

57-year-old Todd Kirkpatrick was a serial bank robber before he was arrested in 2012. Deputies shot Kirkpatrick twice after he was caught robbing a bank and raised a gun at deputies.

Sheriff Ty Trenary called the lawsuit ridiculous on Friday, according to the Everett Herald.

The lawsuit does not name a dollar amount being sought.

Kirkpatrick is serving a 17-year sentence in prison now. He was convicted for four robberies. 

He's being represented in the Snohomish lawsuit by Spokane lawyer Dennis Clayton. KHQ reached out to Clayton for a comment on the lawsuit. He declined to comment saying he hasn't had a chance to talk with Kirkpatrick yet.

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