Thursday, March 7, 2013
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek joined lawmakers and Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association at the Capitol Wednesday.
Thursday, March 7
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. Wednesday, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association announced support for state legislation that would improve public safety by strengthening gun background checks and increasing punishments for repeat offenders. Sheriff Stanek and Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Jim Franklin joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the State Capitol in St. Paul to support the legislation authored by State Representative Debra Hilstrom of Brooklyn Center. The proposal would improve data sharing by providing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) with the most current, accurate and complete …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The family of Jake Beneke of Maple Grove says the company should have known shooter Andrew Engeldinger could turn violent.
In a lawsuit recently filed in Hennepin County court, the family of a man killed in last year's Accent Signage massacre is suing the company. Shooter Andrew Engeldinger's estate, or his family, was also named as a defendant. Engledinger gunned down six co-workers in September 2012 after being fired, including Maple Grove resident Jake Beneke, whose family has filed the suit. Engeldinger was a Richfield native and his parents still live in town. The lawsuit alleges Accent Signage managers knew Engeldinger was an unstable and potentially violent person, and should have taken more precautions when firing him. In particular, the suit says Engeldinger should not have been given warning that he was being fired and been allowed to retrieve a gun …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The son of Accent Signage shooting victim Reuben Rahamim spoke at Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee hearing on Tuesday.
A day after praising a speech on gun violence President Obama gave in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park gun control advocate Sami Rahamim, son of slain Accent Signage owner Reuven Rahamim, testified before a Minnesota House committee, saying new laws on guns and ammunition could prevent future shooting deaths. If you do not see the video above, please visit YouTube.com. Reuven Rahamim was one of six killed when Richfield native Andrew Engeldinger open fired on former co-workers at Accent Signage on Sept. 27, 2012. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Minneapolis business was open fired on by Richfield native Andrew Engeldinger Sept. 27.
Accent Signage, the site of a horrific shooting on Sept. 27, 2012, released a statement Tuesday morning regarding the Newtown, CT school shooting: Our thoughts and prayers are with the community of Newtown, Connecticut. We were horrified to hear about yet another senseless act of violence that robbed families of their loved ones. We mourn the loss of the twenty young students, along with the seven adults who devoted themselves to enriching children's lives, even with their last heroic actions. We stand in solidarity with all those who have lost loved ones in these unspeakable tragedies. -- Accent Signage Note: The seven adults killed in Newtown included the suspect's mother. Initial reports that she worked at the school were wrong, …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
One of the most followed stories of 2012.
Richfield Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most interesting, important or possibly infamous to our readers. The following is the No. 9 story of the year. *** After receiving the news of his termination the afternoon of Sept. 27, Richfield native Andrew Engeldinger took out a gun and began to open fire on his now former co-workers. Eight were shot inside Accent Signage, before Engeldinger turned the gun on himself and took his own life. Six victims died from their injuries. Almost immediately after Engeldinger was identified, his family spoke out and offered their condolences for those who lost a loved one at the hands of their son. His parents, who …