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Restaurant reopens after worker nearly killed

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Posted at 11:40 AM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 11:40:50-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis restaurant is reopening Wednesday after an employee was nearly killed there in February.

The incident happened when a woman drove her car into Greiner's SubShop at 2126 Shelby Street on Feb. 12. 

Court documents show Deana Shumaker, 41, told police she saw two people in the shop, both with rifles aimed at her. 

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Police say she drove into the restaurant, injuring Tina Scruggs. 

The injury put Scruggs into a wheelchair after 32 years of making sandwiches at the restaurant. 

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Lisa Ellis, the manager of the restaurant, said they're excited for the reopening, and for Scruggs.

"Almost every person that comes in here, yes, they're excited for their sandwich and to reopen, but the first thing they ask is, 'How's Tina doing?'" Ellis said.

Shumaker's jury trial is scheduled for Dec. 12.