MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Two police officers are suing a gun store that they say led to them being shot.
In 2009, Officer Graham Kunisch and Officer Bryan Norberg confronted a man who was riding his bike on the sidewalk.
When they reached the man, both were shot in the head.
Kunisch suffered a bullet wound to the face and ended up losing an eye.
Norberg was shot in the head.
The shooter, Julius Burton, was convicted for shooting the officers and is serving 80 years in prison.
Now, the officers are taking on the gun store that they claim illegally sold the gun.
“The plaintiffs allege that Badger Guns negligently and illegally sold the firearm used in the shooting and they seek damages from Badger Guns and others for the personal injuries they received in the shooting,” the judge read in court.
The officers claim the gun store sold a weapon to a man they knew was buying a firearm for someone else.
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the shop was known for selling the most guns that were used in crimes.
Gun advocates say the blame shouldn’t be placed on the dealer, but rather the shooters who actually committed the crimes.