Crystal Kennebrew: Security Failure? Fatally Injured in Indianapolis, IN restaurant Shooting; Five Others Injured.

Crystal Kennebrew: Security Failure? Fatally Injured in Indianapolis, IN restaurant Shooting; Five Others Injured.

Crystal Kennebrew: Security Failure? Fatally Injured in Indianapolis, IN restaurant Shooting; Five Others Injured. (Stock Photo:

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at an Indianapolis restaurant and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victims? Our firm represents victims of security failures across the United States, and we have recovered nearly $200 million dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.


One woman is dead and five other people were injured after a shooting at an Indianapolis restaurant early Monday morning, Feb 19, 2024.

As reported by, “[o]fficers received a report of a person shot at a [restaurant] in the 2600 block of South Lynhurst Drive, near Sam Jones Expressway and Interstate 70, shortly after 12:30 a.m. Feb. 19. When they arrived at the scene, officers found five victims who had apparently been shot.”

According to the report, “[o]ne of the victims, an adult female, died from her injuries at the hospital. The other victims transported from the scene to area hospitals, three men and a woman, are all in stable condition.” is reporting, “[o]fficers said they were also notified of a sixth victim with a gunshot wound, a man in critical condition, who either took himself to the hospital or was taken by someone else. According to preliminary information, the ‘incident started with a disturbance between two groups that escalated to gunfire.'”

According to, “Crystal Kennebrew was pronounced dead at a hospital following the shooting.”

The investigation is ongoing.



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Restaurant guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
  • Were any security personnel at the property?
  • Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting? 
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
  • Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Crystal Kennebrew may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Crystal Kennebrew and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.


The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained nearly $200 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

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