Family of 3 Ohio shooting victims sues restaurant

AP News
Posted: Oct 11, 2013 10:59 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — The estate of a woman fatally shot by her estranged husband along with their two daughters has sued a Cleveland-area Cracker Barrel restaurant, alleging it failed to protect them from him.

The lawsuit was filed late Thursday in Cleveland by the brother of Katherina Allen. She was shot in April 2012 at the restaurant in nearby Brooklyn, Ohio.

The lawsuit seeks more than $125,000 in damages. It says the restaurant failed to properly train employees to handle a volatile situation.

Kevin Allen angrily confronted his wife at the restaurant and left, then returned and began shooting. Responding officers killed him.

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