Family of North Carolina Teen Killed by Stray Bullet Sues Gunmaker

December 11, 2013

The family of a North Carolina teenager shot and killed by a stray bullet is suing the gunmaker.

A state lawsuit filed Monday in Charlotte says the Remington Model 700 rifle misfired and the company was negligent in making it.

Almost two years ago, 16-year-old Jasmine Thar was killed and her godmother and a friend wounded by the same bullet as they were in the front yard about to go shopping.

Investigations by the FBI and the state law enforcement agents determined the bullet came from a neighbor’s rifle that accidentally went off while he was cleaning it.

Remington did not return messages seeking comment about the lawsuit. The Rockingham County-based company says on its website its Model 700 rifle is safe and malfunctions often involve alterations or improper upkeep.

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  • December 18, 2013 at 10:11 am
    Joel says:
    I thought gun manufacturers were exempt from any and all liability associated with their products. Given that the NRA owns law-making congress, it should be safe to assume th... read more
  • December 16, 2013 at 11:35 am
    maqui says:
    So...Not only does the surviving family believe the careless & liable shooter who blames the gun instead of himself for not removing the ammo 1st, but believes it enough t... read more
  • December 16, 2013 at 11:25 am
    Al says:
    Jack: "Surprised Travon’s parents have not sued Snapple and skittles yet." But they do have a publicist now. You know, to assist with the grieving process.
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