Man Shot by Police for Retrieving Cigarettes
A man, R.M., was allegedly shot by a police officer while he was retrieving cigarettes from a car around 2:45 in the morning. The victim of the gun shot is now in a hospital bed recovering from the incident. R.M. reports that he felt like he was in a "firing squad" while the bullets were flying everywhere. The 60 year old man claims to have heard a voice behind him saying to put his hands in the air. Not doing anything wrong, R.M. thought it was some sort of joke and he turned around with his hands up to see who the voice was and the officers opened fire. The car was full of bullet holes and the victim is suffering from a gunshot to the leg. The deputies involved in the incident have been put on administrative leave while the matter is being investigated. The Sheriff's office refuses to comment on the incident that occurred.
Wrongful shootings is a type of police brutality that victims deserve to be compensated for. If you have been the victim of a wrongful shooting or any other act of police brutality, seek representation from a Manhattan personal injury attorney right away. This incident can be seen as an act of police brutality against a 60 year old man attempting to get cigarettes out of a car in his own driveway. The victim, R.M. is stuck in the hospital just asking 'why?' A witness of the incident, a young girl, stated that she did not see R.M. do anything to antagonize the deputies. The reasoning for the open fire is unknown and at this point, R.M. has said he is just glad he was not shot in the head or chest. If you have suffered from any type of police brutality, contact a Manhattan police brutality lawyer from Segal & Lax today. We offer a free case evaluation, so call today and see how we may be able to help you!