Love’s denies responsibility in travel stop shooting

Family of shooting victim files wrongful death lawsuit. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – New information after a deadly shooting at Love’s Travel Stop in Dayton last December.

You’ll recall that a security guard is accused of shooting a trucker to death.  He claims he did it in self-defense.

2 NEWS Investigates first uncovered that security guard, Joshua Karp, should not have had a gun because he did not complete the proper state paperwork.

The family of Goran Sojic, who was killed, is suing Karp, the security company he worked for and Love’s for wrongful death.

2 NEWS Investigates uncovered a new lawsuit in the case.

In the initial lawsuit, Sojic’s family blames Love’s, Aron Security and Karp for Sojic’s death, saying they should have been aware Karp wasn’t fully approved by the state to carry a gun on the job at the travel stop that night.

Now, in response to that lawsuit, Love’s makes it very clear they do not consider Karp their employee.

In court documents, their attorney references multiple times that Karp was “not an employee or agent for Love’s.” Instead they call him an independent contractor.

Now they’re suing their co-defendants, Aron Security and Karp.

The cross-claim said if the victim’s family wins their lawsuit, it’s Aron Security and Karp’s fault and Love’s should not have to pay for any pain and suffering.

There still have not been any charges filed in this case.

The Dayton Police Department told us they’re still investigating.

2 NEWS Investigates did find out that Karp can still not legally be an armed security guard with Aron.

His application was denied by the state last month because Aron did not submit the proper background checks.
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