Accent Signage, victim's family settle over 2012 workplace shooting

Jacob Beneke
Jacob Beneke, 34, died last week in a shooting at Accent Signage Minneapolis.
Courtesy of the Beneke family.

The family of a man killed in the Accent Signage shooting in 2012 has reached an undisclosed settlement with the company.

Jacob Beneke was one of six people Accent Signage worker Andrew Engeldinger shot and killed at the Minneapolis business nearly two years ago. Minnesota's deadliest workplace shooting ended with Engeldinger's suicide.

Beneke was 34 years old and left a wife and young son. His family sued Engeldinger's estate and Accent Signage, claiming the company should have known Engeldinger was a possible danger.

Last summer a judge rejected claims against the estate but allowed those against the company to move forward.

Beneke family attorney Phil Villaume said the case was resolved by mutual agreement but would not offer any other details. In a statement, Accent Signage confirmed the settlement but also declined further comment.

Grow the Future of Public Media

MPR News is supported by Members. Gifts from individuals power everything you find here. Make a gift of any amount today to become a Member!