Local

Wings Cafe settles wrongful death lawsuit

WOODY MARSHALL/THE TELEGRAPH 
 Macon, Georgia, 12/12/2014: 
 Three people were fatally shot at Wings Cafe Dec. 12, 2014.
WOODY MARSHALL/THE TELEGRAPH Macon, Georgia, 12/12/2014: Three people were fatally shot at Wings Cafe Dec. 12, 2014. wmarshall@macon.com

Wings Cafe and the former Bloomfield Drive nightspot’s owner have reached a confidential settlement with the widow of a man killed in a December shootout on the premises.

The settlement was filed under seal Friday in Bibb County State Court, said David Dorer, the lawyer representing 38-year-old Derrick Jackson’s widow, Beatrice Jackson.

“No amount of money will replace Derrick Jackson,” Dorer said. “Despite this, the family feels that justice has been served in whatever way it can be.”

Jackson filed a $1.1 million wrongful death suit against the now-shuttered club and its owner, Tom Kim, in January.

A phone message left for Kim’s lawyer wasn’t immediately returned Tuesday.

Jackson alleged the club and its owner were negligent in not providing better security.

Her husband, 25-year-old Corey Hollingshed and 34-year-old George Henley were killed Dec. 12 in what authorities have described as an exchange of gunfire between two rival gangs.

A woman was shot several times, but she survived.

Eleven men have been charged in the case. Seven of them are accused of murder. A trial is set for October.

The nightclub signed an agreement in January to not reopen for two years after Bibb County Commissioners sought a review of its alcohol license.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398 or find her on Twitter@awomackmacon.

  Comments