(Reuters) — An employee at the Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., where a supervisor fatally shot six people last week, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the company, claiming she and others had warned management about the shooter’s behavior and nothing was done.
Donya Prioleau, who is suing Walmart Inc. for $50 million in Virginia state court, said she worked as a night clerk with Andre Bing, who also injured at least six others at the Chesapeake store on Nov. 22 before killing himself, according to Chesapeake police .
Ms. Prioleau says that Mr. Bing, who led the overnight team, was known as “a mean and cruel” supervisor and had been repeatedly disciplined by the company for his behavior. Mr. Bing had made comments about retaliating if he was ever fired, saying “people remember my name,”; according to the lawsuit.
Before the shooting, Prioleau said that Mr. Bing had asked her if she liked guns and asked her co-workers if they got their active shooter training. Walmart continued to hire Mr. Bing, despite complaints from Prioleau and others, maintains the lawsuit.
Walmart did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Prioleau says she was in the break room when the shooting began and where two of the employees were killed, and that she was injured when she fell as she ran from the room. She is also seeking damages for psychological harm and to compensate for medical bills and lost wages.