LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A grieving mother, Anabel Sarabia, has filed a lawsuit against a local homeowners association and property management companies after her 11-year-old daughter was killed in a possibly gang-related attack last year.
Angelina Erives was having dinner with her family on Nov. 1, 2018, when their home on Courtney Michelle Street in North Las Vegas was hit by more than a dozen bullets.
A neighbor shot back, killing 19-year-old Guy Lee Banks III. 17-year-old Erin Hines, 16-year-old Damion Dill, 19-year-old Isaac George and 20-year-old Jarquan Tiffith were arrested after the girl's death. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said at the time that they targeted the wrong house.
The lawsuit claims that Traditional Homeowners Association, Platinum Property Management and Nicklin Property Management & Investments failed to take action against the people living in the intended target, a house a on the same block as the house that Erives lived in.
The lawsuit also names the owners of the property, Xiaojing Zhang and Ziaoxin Yang. According to the lawsuit, the California residents purchased the property in 2012 and own 6 other properties in Clark County. The lawsuit alleges that Zhang and Yang applied to be Section 8 landlords and that up to 20 people lived in the house, including known gang members.
The lawsuit says that property was the subject of "numerous complaints" by other residents in the community. The lawsuit accuses Zhang and Yang of failing to act as reasonable homeowners and landlords. Additionally, it accuses the property management companies breached its duties by allowing known gang members to live in the home and the HOA of failing to evict nuisance tenants as was its responsibility to do so.
The lawsuit is general damages, special damages, exemplary damages and punitive damages on behalf of Angelina's mother, step-father and siblings.