Hotel employee accused of shooting co-worker after parking lot confrontation

Critical incidents, or even death, on the job are often the result of neglect.  Workplace violence policies are about identifying people who may be at risk so we can help them to help themselves before they hurt others. As a hotel operator, creating an open, honest dialogue about workplace violence with your employees is paramount to the success of your program and the safety of your guests. A zero-tolerance policy focusing on communication, conflict resolution and how to deal with difficult individuals and ensuring that the policy is enforced uniformly without giving any offenders a pass, may very well protect of  the most important asset you have, your employees. reports a simple employee argument that quickly became volatile in the hotel parking lot at a San Antonio hotel.


A hotel worker was shot in the chest following a confrontation with a co-worker at the Candlewood Suites on Thursday, July 28, 2016. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)


SAN ANTONIO – Police say an argument between co-workers ended in gunfire outside a Northwest Side hotel on Thursday night.

Officers say one man shot another in the parking lot of the Candlewood Suites on I-10 near Wurzbach shortly before 11 p.m.

During the confrontation, investigators say one of the men pulled out a gun and shot his co-worker in the chest.

The victim – described as a man in his 30’s – was rushed to University Hospital with a life-threatening injury.

The suspect was taken into custody at the scene, but a weapon had not yet been recovered.

The shooting remains under investigation.


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