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State and Gaming Commission named in federal lawsuit involving officer death

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OXFORD, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The State of Mississippi., the Gaming Commission, Tunica County and the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, along with several others, have been named in a federal lawsuit in Oxford.

The federal complaint revolves around the shooting death of 46-year-old State Gaming Commission special agent, John Gorman of Madison.

READ MORE: MS Gaming Commission agent shot, killed during training exercise

During the 2015  "no firearms" or dummy weapons scenario,  NRA certified firearms instructor Robert Sharp shot fellow officer Gorman in the chest according to the suit. 

RELATED: Exclusive: Family speaks out about Gaming Commission Agent killed in line of duty

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed September 9 in Oxford by his widow.

A jury trial has been demanded. 

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