FedEx worker injured in shooting sues company | News
KENNESAW, Ga. – A FedEx worker injured in an April 2014 shooting at a Kennesaw facility has filed a civil suit against the company.
Brandyn Stonebraker was among six people shot when 19-year-old Geddy Kramer opened fire on April 29, 2014. Kramer later killed himself, police said.
The suit alleges that the defendants failed to “exercise ordinary care” to keep the distribution center safe. It seeks monetary damages for past and future medical expenses, past and future pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and “other special damages.”
According to the suit, Kramer exhibited “threatening and dangerous behavior toward other FedEx Ground employees along with mental instability on multiple instances that would cause an ordinary, reasonable person or employer to believe that Kramer was violent and dangerous to himself and others and was likely to commit the foreseeable and preventable shootings of six (6) people that he committed on April 29, 2014.”
The suit says AlliedBarton Security Services supposed to provide unarmed security at the facility. However, the suit alleges that the “’security guards’ were merely loss prevention specialists, in place to defer theft from within the facility.”
“The remaining pellets have caused and will continue to cause pain and substantial complications with the functions typical of everyday life,” the lawsuit states.
The suit claims negligence on the defendants’ part to keep the facility premises safe. It seeks a trial by jury.