CHARLES TOWN - A Maryland man has filed a suit against a West Virginia nightclub after he was shot in the neck while trying to stop a robbery in the parking lot on Christmas.

Christopher Young filed a suit Dec. 18 in Jefferson Circuit Court against Ranson Golden Horseshoe Inc. and owners James and Linda Sullivan.

Danielle Renee Thomas-James and John Doe are also named as defendants.

According to the suit, Young was visiting the club Dec. 25, 2005, when he allegedly saw Thomas-James and John Doe robbing two people in the parking lot. Young went to the aid of the people when Thomas-Jones shot him in the neck.

The suit says the robbers then fled in a car owned by the other victims.

Young claims the Sullivans owed his a duty to exercise care to keep and maintain the premises in a reasonable safe condition, including providing proper security and protecting the parking lot.

According to the suit, Young's earning capacity has been impaired and he can now only work a very limited schedule. He has incurred hospital, rehabilitative, medical and other expenses.

Young seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

Attorney Stephen G. Skinner is representing Young.

Jefferson Circuit Court case number 07-C-448

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