Gun shop ordered to pay two police officers nearly $6 million after shooting

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MILWAUKEE, Wis . – A Wisconsin jury ruled Tuesday that a gun shop was negligent in selling a gun that was later used to shoot two police officers.

The negligence suit was filed by two Milwaukee police officers who were shot and seriously wounded by a young man they stopped for riding a bike on a sidewalk.

The gunman used a weapon purchased at Badger Guns.

According to the suit against the store, the weapon was sold to a “straw buyer,” or a customer buying a gun for someone who couldn’t legally do so.

Lawyers for the officers said conflicting information on the purchase documents should have been a warning sign for the sales staff.

Jurors ordered the gun store to pay the two officers nearly $6 million.

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