Jury Awards $158-MILLION To Family After Deadly Gunfire Aboard Amtrack

The basics of this ruling as transit throughout the metro has become increasingly dangerous since the pandemic . . .

"According to court records, Lee’s Summit police responded to an armed carjacking on Jan. 14, 2022, behind Konrad’s in Lee’s Summit. About the same time, police also were responding to a shooting on the Amtrak train in which the suspect had already left the train in Lee’s Summit.

"The victim, identified as Richie T. Aaron Jr. of Independence, Missouri, was treated when the train stopped in Independence 35 minutes later. He died at the scene."

Court documents said passengers notified train personnel of multiple gunshots and the extent of Aaron's injuries, but the train continued its journey to Independence, which is at least a 16-minute ride from the Lee's Summit stop. 

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Independence victim's family awarded $158M in wrongful death lawsuit against Amtrak

A federal jury has awarded a Kansas City metro family $158 million in a lawsuit over the 2022 deadly shooting on an Amtrak train in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Federal jury awards $158M to family of man shot, killed on Amtrak train in Lee's Summit in 2022

A federal jury Wednesday awarded the family of Richie Aaron, who was shot and killed on an Amtrak train in Lee's Summit in 2022, $158 million in damages.

Jury awards family of Kansas City man killed on Amtrak train $158 million

Richie T. Aaron of Independence, Missouri, was shot as the train arrived at the Lee's Summit station on Jan. 14, 2022.

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