1 Fatality and 1 Wounded in Shooting at New Orleans Walmart
According to USA Today, on Monday, January 6, 2020, one man was allegedly fatally shot in the chest at a Walmart located at 4301 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans.
An off-duty officer working security detail at the store called for back-up after apprehending an alleged shooting suspect. Responding officers found both of the victims, one male and one female, inside of the Walmart location where the shooting allegedly took place. Officers declined to release the name of the suspect or any additional details regarding the incident, though it was indicated that the alleged perpetrator was detained for questioning.
The man was pronounced dead on the scene and the woman is expected to recover from her injuries.
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Legal Options for Victims and Families of Shootings
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney studies civil cases dealing with victims of shooting crimes and offered his expertise on legal options for victims and their families:
“Unfortunately, in the modern day our society has succumbed to being part of violent crimes such as shootings. These incidents have the ability to alter the lives of victims and their families forever, namely due to the fact that a survivor of a shooting will usually accumulate medical bills and other therapy expenses and, in many cases, may have to fall back on their family for financial help.
With this in mind, one of the biggest downfalls of our criminal justice system is that it is not designed to compensate victims or their loved ones. For example, as part of a sentence a judge may order restitution to be paid to the victim, but it is unlikely that it will take long-term therapy to treat injuries into account. However, there are a couple of options available to survivors after prosecution of perpetrators.
When a criminal prosecution doesn’t provide the necessary compensation to help the victim get back on their feet financially, they may choose to file a private lawsuit in a civil court. In this kind of legal proceeding, the representing attorney will try to establish liability for the crime committed and then determine what monetary damages should be assessed. These damages are what will be used to build a case for all persons affected and get them the compensation they deserve.” comments Kent.
If you or someone you love were injured or suffered a fatality similar to this one, please call our experienced crime victim attorneys today to schedule a consultation.
Location of Walmart Supercenter in New Orleans
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