Lawsuit filed over Glenmary shooting - News, Weather & Sports

Lawsuit filed over Glenmary shooting

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The family of Jacob Eberle has now filed a lawsuit against their neighbor, 56-year-old Michael Bishop.

Bishop is charged with attempted murder. Police say he shot the 12-year-old on June 13 in the Glenmary neighborhood while a group of kids were playing a game of "Ding, Dong, Ditch."

"My parents played it, I played it," Glenmary neighbor Matt Albert said.

The lawsuit filed Thursday says Jacob has suffered permanent and painful injuries, disfigurement, and scarring.

"It really shocked everyone. Definitely not the neighborhood something like this would happen in," 20-year-old witness Buddy Van Cleave said.

The lawsuit filed in Jefferson Circuit Court says Bishop's conduct was "outrageous due to evil motive and reckless indifference." Shotgun blast hit Eberle in the back, neck, and arm.

"He's got two collapsed lungs, and the buckshot is everywhere all over his body; he's still in ICU," Albert said.

Eberle's uncle, Attorney J. Bart McMahon, filed the suit.

"Jacob is going to have medical bills in excess of $100,000. He will be permanently injured. The victim should not have to bear the brunt of the expense. That's why we filed," McMahon said.

We also stopped by Bishop's home Thursday night to see if he wanted to respond to the suit or point us to his lawyer, but he didn't answer the door.

Jacob remains in the hospital. At last check, he was stable.

Bishop is due in court on June 17.

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