Crime and Safety

Fort Lauderdale convenience store, where a young man was killed earlier this year, is facing lawsuit by the victim’s mother

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – The mother of a man who was shot and killed at a convenience shop in Fort Lauderdale in March issued an appeal for assistance in locating the perpetrator and filed a lawsuit against the establishment where the murder occurred.

Steven Black, 34, was shot and killed on March 13 at Tony’s Market, located at 900 NW 22nd Road in Fort Lauderdale. The homicide was captured on video.

“This is very painful,” remarked Colette Black. “It must simply cease. I simply want it to cease.”

Colette Black has recruited an attorney to assert the business’s culpability.

“The CCTV footage of the close-range shooting at Tony’s Market does not come as a surprise. The Haggard Law Firm said in a statement before to Tuesday’s press conference, “According to police data, there have been 13 shootings at this business since 2018, nine of which have occurred since the start of 2021.” The April 2021 shooting of a 6-year-old kid and a 16-year-old boy was among these incidents.

The company stated that despite the store’s “long history of criminal activity,” insufficient security measures have been implemented to dissuade future acts of violence.

The family of Black filed a lawsuit against the management and owners of Tony’s Market for poor security.

Attorney Kimberly Ward remarked, “Tony’s Market had numerous opportunities to prevent this from occurring.” This catastrophe was completely preventable.

Local 10 News has reached out to Tony’s Market’s owners for comment.

If you have any information, please contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

“I don’t want another mother to go through what I’m going through right now,” Colette Black added, urging witnesses to come forward.

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