The family of a man shot and killed by a security guard at a Pilot truck stop filed a $120 million suit against Pilot and a security company on Wednesday.
The lawsuit claims that security guard Robert Mangrum shot Clarksville resident Timothy Alumbaugh in the chest “without cause or justification” during an altercation at the West Trinity Lane truck stop.
After a Metro Nashville Police Department investigation, no charges were filed against Mangrum who claimed to have acted in self defense, according to a NewsChannel5 report.
But the suit alleges that Wackenhut Corporation, which owns G4S Security, and Pilot acted negligently in hiring Mangrum and failing to train him about use of deadly force.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Alumbaugh’s daughter and mother, asks for $20 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages.
Representatives from both Pilot and Wackenhut didn’t return calls seeking comment on Friday.