Family of Gaming Commission agent killed in Tunica is suing Mississippi

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John Ballard Gorman

JACKSON, Miss. — The family of a slain Mississippi Gaming Commission agent is filing a claim against the state for wrongful death.

The family of Special Agent John Gorman is filing the suit.

On Jan 21, 2015, Gorman was participating in a required weapons training exercise in Tunica, Mississippi, held by the Gaming Commission when he was killed.

Gorman, 45, had been named the commission’s director of investigation the day before his death.

A news release issued by the family’s lawyer alleges that Gorman was not transported to a hospital and lay dying for an hour, even though an air ambulance was on the scene.

An attorney for the Gaming Commission could not be reached for comment.

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