After racist shooting that killed 3, family sues Dollar General over lax security


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The gunman had attempted to enter another store and the campus of a historically Black college before killing multiple people at a Dollar General in Jacksonville, Florida, last August.

People walk past the Dollar General store in August in Jacksonville, Fla., where three people were shot and killed the day before. (Sean Rayford / Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Family members of three Black people fatally shot at a Dollar General store in north Florida by a racist gunman have sued the store’s owner, operator and security contractor for negligence, claiming lax security led to their loved ones’ deaths.

The 21-year-old gunman had attempted to enter another store and the campus of a historically Black college, but he was stopped by the presence of security guards at both places. The probes by Ryan Palmeter took place in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Jacksonville last August, ending in the fatal assault at the Dollar General.

The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of the families of Angela Carr, Jerrald Gallion and A.J. Laguerre.

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