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Family of man killed in warehouse shooting files US$25M suit

Police say Francisco Reyes was fatally shot Aug. 20 by Kristine Peralez, a co-worker. Another worker was wounded


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HOUSTON—The family of a man who was killed last month in a shooting at a Houston-area food warehouse has filed a lawsuit asking for $25 million in damages from his employer.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in state civil court in Houston by the family of Francisco Reyes.

He was an overnight manager at a food warehouse run by Ben E. Keith Co. in the Houston suburb of Missouri City, Texas.

Police say Reyes was fatally shot Aug. 20 by Kristine Peralez, a co-worker. Another worker was wounded. Peralez died after a confrontation with police.

In the lawsuit, Reyes’ family alleges the company knew the warehouse could be the target of workplace violence but didn’t provide adequate security.


Related: Police: 1 dead after woman opens fire at Texas warehouse



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