The former Walgreens pharmacist who opened fire on a group of thieves at the store at M-139 and Napier in 2011 has lost his appeal in federal court. Jeremy Hoven sued the company after he was fired for violating company policy regarding a ban on weapons at work. The appeals court issued a 3-0 ruling Monday siding with Walgreens that even though Hoven was licensed to carry the gun, company policy took precedent. No one was hurt in the incident, which happened during the overnight shift. He sued in Berrien County Circuit Court in June 2011, alleging the firing broke state laws because he was "lawfully exercising his right of self defense, the defense of others, and to carry a concealed weapon."
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