In February, 2003 Ngo was shot by an unknown assailant while working undercover gang surveillance. MPD officer Charles Storlie, responding to the scene, then mistakenly shot Ngo multiple times with a sub-machine gun despite the fact that his fellow officer was on his knees and unarmed. Ngo's story was first told in a 2003 City Pages cover story, "Shot to Hell."
"I feel relieved because it's been a hard fought battle," says Ngo. "It's been five years of pain for my family."