Film remembers Accent Signage victim who was 'in the wrong place at the wrong time'


A filmmaker is honoring a UPS worker killed in Minnesota's deadliest workplace shooting.

Keith Basinski, 50, was one of six people shot and killed at Accent Signage Systems in September. KMSP reports Basinski's death deeply shook the customers he saw regularly on his routes.

Filmmaker Deacon Warner didn't know Basinski as closely as others in his neighborhood, but he saw him frequently over the years.

"I knew him by waving. He waved to everybody, so you couldn't help but notice Keith running around the neighborhood," Warner said.

A friend of Warner's suggested they make a short film so that Basinski's family understood how much he meant to the community. They created an 8-minute film that was screened for the first time Thursday night at Harrison Community Center in Minneapolis. WCCO reported that Warner created the short documentary with the help of his wife, interviewing 20 people during the course of several weekends.

“I think the message that comes out is the importance of how we treat others,” Warner said. “And that’s the legacy we leave behind. Keith was exceptionally good at that.”

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