A federal judge sided with a Westfield Montgomery Mall owner and its security provider last week, finding it did not owe a legal duty to protect a man who was fatally shot and another injured in the mall parking lot.

When Malcom Winffel and Carl Unger arrived at the mall on May 6, 2016, a woman ran toward them seeking help after what appeared to be an attempted carjacking by Eulalio Tordil. Tordil was on the run after allegedly shooting and killing his wife the previous day, according to the opinion filed May 19 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.