Family of 3 people fatally shot at Cracker Barrel restaurant in Ohio sues over safety issues

The estate of a woman fatally shot along with her two daughters has sued a Cleveland-area Cracker Barrel restaurant, alleging it failed to protect them from her estranged husband.

The lawsuit was filed late Thursday in Cleveland by the brother of Katherina Allen. She was shot in April 2012 at the restaurant in nearby Brooklyn, Ohio.

The lawsuit seeks more than $125,000 in damages. It says the restaurant failed to properly train employees to handle a volatile situation.

Kevin Allen angrily confronted his wife at the restaurant and left, then returned and began shooting. Responding officers killed him.

Email and phone messages left Friday morning at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store headquarters in Lebanon, Tenn., weren't immediately returned.