Deceased Man Found Allegedly Shot Inside Home
According to WSOCTV 9 on Wednesday, January 9, 2020 officers responded to reports of an alleged shooting at a home off of Feldbank Drive.
Inside the home, officers encountered 42-year-old Devonne Smith suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Another man was also found inside the home with gunshot injuries, but officers did not release information on his condition or identity. Smith would later be pronounced dead on the scene.
The alleged shooting occurred just after 3 a.m. early Wednesday morning as indicated by authorities. Officers also stated that several other people were inside the home upon arriving on scene. Authorities have not released any further information regarding the alleged shooting and continue to investigate.
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Legal Recourse for Victims of Shootings in Private Homes
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney specializes in civil cases dealing with victims of violent crimes. Below, he has shared some insight on the options for victims of shootings and their families.
“Whether a shooting incident causes injury or death, in virtually every case there will be medical expenses resulting from such an event. These medical costs are often quite significant and can leave the life of a victim in turmoil.
If the victim of a shooting is impaired, they may even lose the ability to work. In these cases, the financial burden can unexpectedly come to rest on the shoulders of their loved ones. This weight can be made even more substantial if therapy or any kind of long-term care is required.
The direct victim of a shooting, as well as their loved ones, can pursue a compensation via a lawsuit if the property owner can be found to be negligent in providing a safe and secure property. The compensation will vary from case to case, but will always take into account the direct damages suffered by a victim, as well as potential damages expected to come in the future.
Individuals who have suffered damages in this kind of incident, or the families of persons who died in such an event, should discuss their circumstances with an attorney who will be able to analyze the case and lay out all of the avenues for remuneration.”
Please contact an experienced crime victim attorney to discuss your case if you or a loved one have been victim to a shooting.
Location of Feldbank Drive
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