Family Of Man Fatally Shot On Train In Missouri Sues Amtrak
The family of a man who was killed on an Amtrak train in Missouri is suing the railway company over its handling of the shooting.
The family of 30-year-old Richie Terell Aaron Jr., of Independence, alleges in the lawsuit that Amtrak should have stopped the train after the shooting and that the company has lax security.
The Kansas City Star reports Aaron was shot on Jan. 14 as the train arrived at the Lee's Summit station, where the alleged shooter got off. The lawsuit alleges the train continued on to Independence, despite pleas from passengers to get help for Aaron.
The family is seeking at least $100 million from Amtrak and the alleged shooter.
21-year-old Marquise Webb was arrested following a four-hour armed standoff with police at a Kansas City apartment complex.
Webb was charged with a murder count, vehicle hijacking, two counts of armed criminal action and a weapons count.
Prosecutors requested a $500,000 bond.
Webb is accused of fatally shooting 30-year-old Richie Aaron, of Independence, the night of Jan. 14. Aaron was on an Amtrak train and was shot as it pulled into a station at Lee's Summit.
The train continued on to Independence before Aaron was discovered injured. Medics pronounced him dead on the train.
Webb's phone records showed that he moved directly to Kansas City after the train stopped in Lee's Summit. Lee's Summit and KC Police later served a search warrant at an address connected with Webb's phone.