Judge dismisses lawsuit over 2014 Martin’s grocery store shooting

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of one of the victims killed in a 2014 grocery store shooting.

St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Steven Hostetler ruled Monday against the estate of 44-year-old Rachelle Godfread of South Bend in the Jan. 15, 2014, shooting at the Martin’s Super Market in on East Bristol Street in Elkhart.

The South Bend Tribune reports Hostetler wrote the Indiana Supreme Court has established a precedent that Martin’s had no duty to protect Godfread from being shot.

Authorities have said 22-year-old Shawn Bair shot and killed 20-year-old Martin’s employee Krystle Dikes and then Godfread. Bair also died from gunshot wounds, inflicted by either himself or police.


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