Family of man killed in warehouse shooting files US$25M suit
by The Associated Press
Police say Francisco Reyes was fatally shot Aug. 20 by Kristine Peralez, a co-worker. Another worker was wounded
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.