JACKSON, MISS. — A jury in DeSoto County will hear the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of a Navy SEAL killed during a training exercise at a northwest Mississippi shooting range.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Shapoor Alexander Ghane Jr. was killed in 2008 when a bullet fired during the exercise struck him in the chest, even though he was wearing a bulletproof vest.
Authorities say the bullet first passed through a wall behind which Ghane was crouching and struck him through a gap in the vest.
Ghane’s mother filed the lawsuit in 2009 against Mid-South Institute of Self-Defense Shooting, a private facility used for training by the military and law enforcement agencies.
In 2011, a judge dismissed the lawsuit. But the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned the judge last month.