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Store clerk shoots and kills customer with mental disability – and held responsible

A 21 year old man who suffered from mental illness got into a verbal altercation with a store clerk at a Shell gas station.  Instead of deescalating the situation, the clerk responsible for store “security” shot and killed the customer.  The parents of the victim rightfully sued based on the store’s failure to screen its employees prior to being hired and for failing to train them properly.  The case settled for $3.1 million.

If you have questions about negligent security at a business or private premises, contact the premises liability experts at McAleer Law.