No charges were filed in the April 2010 shooting because the homeowner said he was guarding his property.
The Olympian reported that the wounded man, Michael McMahon, had been staying at a neighbor's home and was intoxicated when he climbed into Daniel Lipp's yard about 2 in the morning.
The lawsuit filed last week seeks money for McMahon's medical expenses and other losses as a result of the shooting.
Lipp declined to comment on the lawsuit.
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