Missouri Family Getting $3M in Son’s Shooting

June 7, 2012

A Kansas City, Mo., family whose mentally disabled son was killed during a gas station disturbance in 2010 is getting $3 million in a settlement with three oil companies.

Lawyers for Vanessa Boykin and Frederick Charles Jones Sr. announced the deal Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

The Kansas City Star reports Frederick Charles Jones Jr. was 21 and suffering from schizophrenia when a clerk allegedly shot him at a south Kansas City convenience store Sept. 3, 2010.

Lawyers say a 34-year-old man charged in his death, Akbar Rana, fled the U.S. before local prosecutors charged him with voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.

Lakhani Commercial Corp., Sunshine Energy LLC and the Shell Oil Co. agreed to the settlement.

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