Wrongful-death lawsuit filed in Walla Walla's New York Store Shooting Death

New York Store Shooting

New York Store Shooting

The mother of a man killed following the burglary of the New York Store in Walla Walla back in 2012 files a wrongful-death lawsuit against the store's owner and the man who shot her son.

The civil complaint filed by Camerina Alejandre seeks an unspecified amount of money allegedly wrongful assault and battery, along with other damages, including pain and suffering.

Prosecutors say Alejandre's son, 22-year-old Cesar Chavira broke into the store and stole merchandise in the early morning hours of May 4, 2012.

The store's owner, John Saul, who was asleep in the store, woke up and shot Chavira after he told police he was threatened by the victim and feared for his life.

A coroner's inquest jury later found Saul committed justifiable homicide and prosecutors decided not to file a criminal charge against him.