Consumer Law

Families of Victims in Fatal Dollar General Shooting Sue Store, Shooters’ Family

Relatives of three Jacksonville residents who were killed at a local Dollar General in August are suing the corporate retailer, alleging the company’s negligence made the store “a criminal’s safe haven” when a white 21-year-old with a swastika-painted rifle opened fire on its Black customers.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in Duval County, comes from the family members of 52-year-old Angela Carr, 29-year-old Jerrald Gallion and 19-year-old A.J. Laguerre Jr., who were killed in the shooting that shook Jacksonville’s historic Black neighborhood of New Town.

The killing of Laguerre, a Dollar General employee who was working at the time, prompted an ongoing OSHA investigation of the store. That investigation is more expansive than standard federal probes following a workplace death, The Tributary first reported. The murders also add to a notorious record of cases Dollar General has racked up with the U.S. government’s workplace safety watchdog in recent years.

Read the source article at The Tributary

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