CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing a St. Petersburg convenience store, alleging wrongful death.

Latasha Summers, as personal representative of the estate of her son Jerrod Evans, filed a complaint Nov. 21, in Pinellas County Circuit Court against J & A Atlantic Foodmart Inc., doing business as Johnie's Foodmart, alleging failure to provide a reasonably safe environment.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 29, 2015,  Evans was a lawful business invitee at Johnie's Foodmart, 1404 16th St. S. St. Petersburg. The suit says an unknown individual entered the premises and shot and killed Evans. 

As a result of the wrongful death of her son, the lawsuit says, Summers suffered mental pain and suffering, loss of prospective net accumulation of an estate and incurred medical and funeral expenses. The plaintiff alleges Johnie's Foodmart failed to properly train its employees in their duties regarding security and proper screening procedures and failed to establish adequate standard for the safe operation and management of the premises.

Summers seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000, court costs, interests and all other the court deems proper. She is represented by attorney Jeremy Clark of Clark Law in St. Petersburg.

Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 17-006938-CI




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