LIMA — A recent shooting death prompted the City of Lima to file a lawsuit against a Lima bar.
According to a release from Sharetta Smith, Mayor David Berger’s chief of staff, Law Director Tony Geiger filed a lawsuit Friday in Allen County Common Pleas Court against plaintiffs connected to the Gas Station bar, 126 E. North St., including liquor permit holder Bisman Investment LLC, its managing members Kurt and Sherry Bishop, Bisman incorporator Wesley Ullman, property owner Thelma Banks and possible manager Michael Liles, as well as an unnamed plaintiff.
The suit was filed after Davohn Godsey was shot and killed in the bar July 5. Godsey’s obituary appears on 2B. Marlon Godsey was also shot and injured during the incident. In a release Friday, Det. Steve Stechschulte identified Dearin Thomas, 24, also known as Dearin Jackson, as the person “responsible for the shooting death of Mr. Godsey,” according to the release.