Criminal Justice

Arrest is made in fatal shooting of BigLaw associate at McDonald’s

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Booking photo of Anthony Martin Landry

Anthony Martin Landry turned himself in to police on May 10. (Photo from the Houston Police Department.)

Police have arrested a suspect in the May 4 killing of a BigLaw associate at a McDonald’s in Houston.

Anthony Martin Landry, 57, has been charged with murder for the shooting death of Jeffrey Limmer, 46, an associate at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, report Fox 26, Click 2 Houston and a May 13 press release. Landry turned himself in to police on May 10.

Landry was also charged with aggravated assault of a family member. He has a prior criminal record that includes an August 2015 conviction for assaulting a man with a baseball bat, USA Today reported.

Police allege Landry shot Limmer after a verbal disagreement.

Earlier coverage indicated that Limmer became involved when the man later identified by police as Landry became upset because he was dissatisfied with his order. Court documents indicated the suspect used racial slurs and made crude remarks as he demanded a refund from workers, according to Fox 26 and Click 2 Houston.

Limmer tried to defuse the situation, then stepped outside with the angry customer and pushed him to the ground. The man went to his car, retrieved a gun and shot Limmer. The shooter fled in a pickup truck.

Limmer is a graduate of the South Texas College of Law. His law firm bio indicated he had experience in cases involving personal liability, insurance coverage and premises liability.

Lewis Brisbois said in a statement that it was “shocked and heartbroken” by Limmer’s death, according to Law360. The law firm said it will establish a scholarship fund in Limmer’s name at the South Texas College of Law.

“We focus on remembering Jeff’s kindness, generosity and bravery,” the statement said. “He was indeed a hero among us.”

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