CHARLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — The family of a teen killed in what has been deemed an accidental shooting two years ago in Columbus County has filed a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle blamed in her death. Two other women hurt in the shooting have joined in the lawsuit against Remington Arms Company, LLC.
Jasmine Thar, 16, of Charlotte, died Dec. 23, 2011, when a single bullet fired from inside a house across the street hit her, Treka McMillian and Jah’mesha McMillian as they stood in a Chadbourn driveway getting ready to go Christmas shopping.
James Blackwell, who lived across the street, told Chadbourn Police his Remington Model 700 rifle fired without pulling the trigger.
Earlier this year prosecutors announced they would not charge Blackwell with a crime after an investigation determined Thar’s death was the product of an accidental discharge resulting in an unintended consequence.