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The parents of a man murdered at Arby’s last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Arby’s in the District Court of Oklahoma County last week.

Edward and Tasha Brown are seeking damages in excess of $75,000 after their son, 28-year-old D’Quan Brown, was murdered at the Arby’s at 13416 North McArthur Boulevard on September 12, 2022.

Police said last year that Brown and a 16-year-old co-worker, Emmanuel Rollerson, had gotten into an argument that turned deadly. Rollerson was taken into custody not far from the restaurant.

Rollerson was charged with murder and will be tried as an adult, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that Rollerson shot Brown multiple times with a 9mm firearm that he stored inside the restaurant.

“Arby’s and/or their agents, employees or representatives allowed employees to bring in unauthorized and/or unexamined belongings into work during their shift without any type of screening,” the lawsuit reads.

The lawsuit also alleges that Arby’s failed to provide adequate training or supervision of their employees.

“The death of D’Quan would have been prevented had defendant Arby’s met the duty it owed,” the lawsuit alleges.

According to the lawsuit, the video surveillance system in the store had been out of order for “some time” and Arby’s knew or should have known it was not working properly.

“Death does not ordinarily result at work unless there was negligence on the part of the employer, in this case, somebody at the restaurant,” the lawsuit argues.

The lawsuit says Rollerson has prior felonies including burglary in the second degree, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, among other offenses.