Victim sues Illinois State Police after deadly Aurora shooting

CHICAGO – One of the people injured in a deadly warehouse shooting last month is suing Illinois State Police, saying authorities wrongly let the gunman purchase the weapon used in the attack.

Henry Pratt Co. employee Timothy Williams filed the lawsuit Friday seeking $2 million. It says he was shot three times after colleague Gary Martin opened fire, killing five other co-workers.

Martin was killed in shootout with police. His state gun license permit was revoked in 2014 but authorities say he never gave up the handgun he used in the Feb. 15 shooting. The lawsuit states Martin wouldn’t have had the gun if state police “properly followed and implemented their internal protocols.”

The Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois State Police declined comment, saying they don’t discuss pending litigation.
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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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