Lawsuit: Lack of security responsible for shooting at Dothan club

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Feb. 14, 2019 at 11:16 AM CST
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A lawsuit claims a Dothan nightclub failed to provide adequate security resulting in a shooting that left a man wounded.

In the suit, Rashad Spencer claims an armed assailant entered the club on November 18 of last year and began firing. Spencer said he suffered serious wounds and, afterwards, emotional distress.

“(Imani Lounge) knew or should have known that criminal activity on the premises was preventable by adequate security measures,” the suit states. It also points to a history of violence at the bar on North Foster Street bar.

In August 2017 Hehiheh Bara-Asah Hehiheh Yisrael died from injuries sustained in Imani's parking lot.

In that case, police charged Marcus Jamael Hill with murder though a Houston County Grand Jury later indicted him on a less serious manslaughter charge.

Investigators say Hill struck Yisrael who fell and hit his head on concrete pavement, causing the fatal injuries.

In his lawsuit, Spencer seeks “damages against (Imani Lounge) for the personal injury, pain and suffering, medical expenses, emotion distress, expenses of hospitalization, medical care and


The club will likely respond to the claims in the next few days.