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Employee Who Was Stabbed, Shot, Sues Retailer

Over the course of 12 months, Timothy Ray Ramos had the misfortune of working at a Dollar General store that was robbed three times.

The first time, November 21, 2017, Ramos escaped without suffering physical harm. About two weeks later, the same robber hit the store at 3350 SW Military. This time, he stabbed Ramos in the neck with a knife.

Then, on Novmber 9, 2018, a trio of robbers raided the store. One jumped the counter to loot the cash register while another aimed a rifle at Ramos. Ramos, fearing for his life, tried to grab the rifle. During a brief struggle, one of the robbers said, “What are you waiting for? Shoot the guy,” Ramos remembered.

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The gunman shot Ramos in his left leg, upper torso and right arm. Bleeding profusely, Ramos stumbled to the door, locked it and dialed 911. Emergency medical services took Ramos to San Antonio Military Medical Center where he underwent 11 hours of surgery. He remained in intensive care for two weeks. Now, Ramos is suing Dollar General and the three robbers for more than $1 million in damages.

Dollar General’s negligence and failure to take precautions to prevent a violent assault led to his injuries, Ramos alleges in the complaint. The action was filed Thursday in state District Court in San Antonio.

Ramos says the company knew about “prior criminal and violent activities at and near the store premises.” Crystal Ghassemi, a spokeswoman for Tennessee-based Dollar General Corp., said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation…  San Antonio Express-News

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