Wal-Mart, Wisconsin center seek dismissal of shooting lawsuit
Photo dated: 2016. Courtesy: WQOW News 18
LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and a facility for people with disabilities and mental illnesses have requested the dismissal of a lawsuit filed after an officer fatally shot a 25-year-old woman at a Wisconsin store in 2016.
Northern Wisconsin Center resident Melissa Abbott swung a hatchet at Walmart shoppers in April 2016. Lake Hallie Officer Adam Meyers arrived at the scene and shot Meyers twice. She later died at a nearby hospital.
Abbott's family filed a lawsuit against the village, the police department, the store, the Northern Wisconsin Center and several insurance companies, alleging their negligence led to Abbott's death.
Attorneys for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the center said their organizations aren't at fault.
A hearing for the dismissal requests is scheduled for Dec. 19.
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