Spring shooting victim's paralysis triggers lawsuit
A shooting victim is suing over allegations that lax security at a Spring-area apartment complex resulted in an attack that left him paralyzed.
Vernon Neville filed a lawsuit on June 29 in Harris County District Court against AHF Community Development, citing negligence and gross negligence.
Neville says that on Sept. 3, 2009, he sustained serious injuries, including paralysis from the waist down, when he was shot five times while attempting to enter the defendant’s Aston Brook Apartments, located at 14101 Walters Road in Spring.
According to the brief, the defendant, knowing of the high-crime activity in the area, showed reckless disregard for the safety of others by failing to provide adequate security on the premises.
Neville is seeking actual and exemplary damages, as well as court costs. He is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Kerry Guidry.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-39026.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.