Chicago wrongful death lawsuit filed over security at gas station where victim was shot

The mother of a woman who was shot to death at a Chicago gas station has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the business, claiming that lax security caused her daughter’s death.

The lawsuit was filed July 30 in Cook County Circuit Court by Myree Tate, as special administrator of the estate of Lakeisha Tate, against Harrison and Homan Citgo Inc. According to the lawsuit, many serious violent crimes had been committed on the business’ premises, and the business knew or should have known that its customers were at risk.

According to the lawsuit, Lakeisha Tate was shot several times and died. The lawsuit claims that the defendant gas station failed to warn Tate of the danger, failed to have adequate security measures in place, and failed to intervene when Tate was in danger of imminent bodily harm.

The lawsuit alleges that Tate’s injuries and death caused her estate to incur hospital expenses, other medical expenses and funeral costs. The lawsuit also claims that Tate’s next of kin suffered loss of companionship and pecuniary losses.

The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus attorneys’ fees and costs. The case is Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L007758.

According to law enforcement, there were more than 2,500 shootings in Chicago in 2014, and at least
390 murders.

Paul Greenberg is a Chicago work accidents and wrongful death lawyer with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. To learn more call 1.877.595.4878 or visit

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