Wounded Indianapolis Officer Sues Over Gun Sale Created by kblakeslee on 12/11/2013 12:24:07 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis police officer's lawsuit against the original seller of the handgun later used to wound him might have to overcome a state law that gives gun sellers significant immunity.
The lawsuit filed in a Marion County court by the Washington-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence claims KS&E Sports of Indianapolis negligently sold the handgun used to shoot Officer Dwayne Runnels in 2011.
Runnels was wounded in the leg during an exchange of gunfire in which Demetrious Martin was killed. Another man pleaded guilty to illegally selling the weapon to Martin.
Gun-rights attorney Guy Relford tells The Indianapolis Star he believes the state's immunity law is "an insurmountable hurdle" to finding the business responsible.
A worker at the gun shop told WISH-TV that it does "everything the right way."