Mother of murder victim suing GR restaurant for $5M

A file image of New York Fried Chicken.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD)—The mother of a man shot and killed in a Grand Rapids restaurant’s parking lot is suing the business for $5 million in loss and damages.

According to federal court documents obtained by 24 Hour News 8, Kimberly Williams claims an employee and the owner of New York Fried Chicken heard the gunfire that killed Terrance Williams, but did not call police or an ambulance.

Terrance Williams and his friends visited the South Division restaurant for food on Oct. 21, 2012. His mother said when Terrance stepped out of the restaurant, he was shot multiple times.

Kimberly Williams said when no one called an ambulance, Terrance’s friends rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he died.

Kimberly Williams is now suing the restaurant for wrongful death for not investigating or reporting the sounds of gunshots immediately.

Terrance Williams wasn’t the only person fatally shot outside New York Fried Chicken.  About a year after his death,  Dominick Deangelo Floyd and Delorian Alexander Taylor were shot in the same parking lot. Both men later died at area hospitals.

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