HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case of a nurse who was shot and wounded at Danbury Hospital in 2010 while trying to protect another staff member from the shooter.

Justices are scheduled Tuesday to hear an appeal by nurse and former Marine Andrew Hull, who was awarded a Carnegie Hero medal for his actions.

Hull sued the town of Newtown after the shooting. He said a town officer who brought the shooter, 85-year-old Stanley Lupienski, to the hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation failed to check him for weapons.

A judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2015. The judge ruled Lupienski was not technically under arrest and therefore the officer was not legally required to search him.

Hull is appealing that ruling.


Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s