Archive for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Shawnee Gun Shop Inc. not liable in 2007 shootings, appeals panel rules

July 16, 2013

— A Missouri appeals panel Tuesday agreed with a lower court ruling that said an Overland Park gun store is protected from lawsuits in a 2007 fatal shooting at a Kansas City, Mo., mall.

The court upheld previous rulings by a Jackson County judge who threw out lawsuits filed by the families of Luke Nilges and Leslie Noble Ballew, who died in April 2007 when David W. Logsdon went on a shooting spree at the Ward Parkway Shopping Center.

The families argued that Shawnee Gun Shop Inc., which operates as The Bullet Hole at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Robinson Street, east of Interstate 35, negligently sold the material to Logsdon, who paid with a stolen credit card.

The court ruled that products could be used away from the store with no oversight by the gun shop.

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