The brother of Kate Allen, who was shot and killed by her estranged husband last year, is suing Cracker Barrel.
BROOKLYN, Ohio - A police chief in Ohio is defending how officers handled a restaurant shooting that left a woman, her daughter and her estranged husband dead two weeks ago.
Police arrived at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Brooklyn, near Cleveland, before the gunman killed his wife. Officers stayed outside for at least three minutes, as the gunman killed one daughter and critically wounded another.
Officers fatally shot Kevin Allen as he left the restaurant.
The Brooklyn police chief tells The Plain Dealer his officers followed department procedures and used the time to clear a disabled bystander.
But manager Ron Borsch with the Southeast Area Law Enforcement Task Force training academy in Bedford says officers should have pursued the gunman as soon as they knew of gunshots.
The Strongsville community, family and friends of a mother and her two young daughters gunned down by their father at a Cracker Barrel restaurant will be remembered Friday night at a local playground.
Video released this week shows the Allen family's final moments inside the Cracker Barrel on Tiedeman Road in Brooklyn.
Reports from the Ohio BCI detail the disturbing events leading up to the shooting at the Brooklyn Cracker Barrel restaurant that left a family dead.
Newly released records show that an Ohio man who killed his estranged wife and their daughters had been ordered by his employer to take an anger management class after making threats to kill his family.
Police video of last April's deadly Cracker Barrel shooting has been released that reveals exactly what Brooklyn police found when they pulled up at the restaurant.
The Cuyahoga County prosecutor said the officers who responded to a deadly domestic violence shooting incident at the Brooklyn Cracker Barrel restaurant earlier this year followed protocol.
Several weeks ago, gunfire echoed throughout the Cracker Barrel inBrooklyn as a man turned his gun on his two young children and his wife. There was a special concert to remember the slain as recording star Josh Turner played for a crowd.
Kayla Allen's aunt and uncle say it wasn't God's plan to keep the shooting victim alive. They talked about Kayla's struggle to recover before her death, as a memorial service was set for Monday.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday in honor of Kayla Allen, the 10-year-old victim of the Cracker Barrel shootings.