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Diners claim shooting at restaurant caused stampede, injuries

By John Suayan | Apr 27, 2018

HOUSTON – Dallas County residents Stacy and Philbert McCoy are suing Pappas Restaurants, Inc., doing business as Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, in response to an alleged shooting at the eatery earlier this year.

The McCoys’ lawsuit, which was filed on Apr. 25 in the Harris County 113th District Court, states that the plaintiff dined at the restaurant located at 800 E. Hwy 87 in Duncanville when a group of patrons discharged firearms at diners.

“These shots caused panic, resulting in a stampede by other patrons in the restaurant, in which the plaintiffs were injured as they were trampled over by fleeing patrons,” court papers say.

The complainants say they sustained injuries to their backs, arms, hands, shoulders, and other parts of their bodies.

They fault the respondent for failing to prevent the subject event.

Consequently, the plaintiffs seek unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

They are represented by John Arthur Daspit and Joe Gabel of the Daspit Law Firm in Houston.

Harris County 113th District Court Case No. 2018-27974

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