CHICAGO – The estate administrator for a woman who was shot and killed after leaving an Oak Forest bar alleges the establishment did not have adequate security.
Wilfreda Roby, special administrator of the estate of Lakisha Roby, filed a complaint on Nov. 15 in Cook County Circuit Court against Lynn Washington, an unknown security company and Linger Martini Bar alleging wrongful death and assault/battery.
According to the complaint, Lakisha Roby was a patron of Linger Martini Bar on March 13 when she was grabbed by the neck by Washington. The suit states Washington was asked to leave by Linger's security staff and Washington allegedly "yelled out" that he would be waiting in the parking lot for Roby to leave.
The suit alleges Washington followed Lakisha Roby and shot and killed her.
The plaintiff holds Washington responsible because Washington allegedly willfully and maliciously attacked the plaintiff without just cause. The plaintiff alleges Linger Martini Bar and the unknown security company failed to provide proper security.
The plaintiff seeks damages of more than $50,000 plus costs of suit. The plaintiff is represented by Timothy R. Tyler and Jesse R. Tyler of Tyler Law Offices P.C. in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018L012449