Trial date set in lawsuit over deadly Waffle House shooting
COLUMBIA - A trial date has been set in the wrongful death lawsuit filed after the shooting of Anthony Warren in January.
Warren was shot by a security guard early on New Year's Day. According to police, two men got into a fight, and during that fight the guard apparently felt threatened. He fired at a group of people getting close to him, hitting Warren, who later died from his injuries.
Warren's family filed the wrongful death suit, naming Waffle House and security guard Robert Moses as defendants. The trial is scheduled to begin in December 2019.
Matthew McMillan, one of the two men allegedly involved in the fight, faces murder and other charges in connection with the incident. The complaint against McMillan said he is charged with murder because Warren died as a result of felony actions taken by McMillan.
State law says a person can be charged with murder if "in the perpetration or the attempted perpetration of [a] felony...another person is killed as a result of the perpetration or attempted perpetration of such felony."
No charges have been filed against the security guard.