(San Antonio, TX) A lawsuit has been filed by attorneys Benny Agosto Jr. and Lena Laurenzo of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner against Club Essence, a local San Antonio establishment, and DFW Security Services, after a male customer, Alfredo Mireles Aguilar, was shot by the security guard on duty on January 12, 2019 on the club’s premises.
Mr. Mireles went to Club Essence with a group of friends to enjoy the evening. At some point shortly after the group arrived, suddenly and without warning or provocation, the security guard grabbed one of the male group members and began to physically remove him from the club. The security guard, using excessive force, took the male to the parking lot and continued attacking him, causing bleeding due to facial lacerations and bruising (pictured below). Mr. Mireles, unarmed, attempted to help his friend, but the security guard suddenly shot Mr. Mireles in the stomach. One witness filmed the aftermath and is adamant the shooting was unnecessary and a use of excessive force. Due to the gunshot wound, Mr. Mireles bled to death at the scene of the shooting in front of friends and loved ones.
The lawsuit focuses on the negligence of Club Essence, DFW Security Services, and their employees, on the night in question. The club has falsely announced on Facebook the entire incident only took place outside in the parking lot in an obvious attempt to distance itself from the wrongful actions of all Defendants on the night of the shooting. Numerous witnesses say the incident began inside the club and the altercation was started by the security guard. Also, the club posted on Facebook the shooting was “an act of defense and security” without ever mentioning Mr. Mireles was killed as a result of the security guard using his firearm that night. Quick review of the club’s Facebook page shows numerous negative reviews by the public about witnessing various crimes occurring at this establishment.
Companies like Club Essence have the responsibility to keep patrons safe from their own employees and staff members. Patrons of bars and restaurants should not have to fear being shot by employees or security services when they are unarmed and have not provoked a person to use deadly force. The lawsuit alleges that both Club Essence and DFW Security Services failed to keep Mr. Mireles safe. Club Essence, located at 1010 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212.