Mother says lack of security at Subway restaurant cause of son's 2017 shooting death

By John Suayan | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – An early 2017 shooting at a Subway restaurant which claimed the life of a male employee is the subject of a woman’s state district lawsuit.

Hilda Vasquez filed the suit against KK Sub, LLC on Jan. 8 in the Harris County 269th District Court, blaming the Feb. 22, 2017 death of her son, Javier Flores, on the eatery.

The suit explains that Vasquez and Flores were working at the Subway located at 3933 Broadway St. when armed assailants entered the business.

According to the plaintiff, Flores attempted to save her when he was shot and killed.

“Specifically, the decedent pushed his mother out of the way of an assailant’s bullet only to be struck himself,” court papers say. “He ended up bleeding to death while in his mother’s arm.”

The complaint asserts that the defendant was made aware of security issues at the facility but failed to take proper action.

Consequently, Vasquez seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by the law firm Pierce Skabranek, PLLC in Houston.

Harris County 269th District Court Case No. 2019-01511

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