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Victim's Family Awarded $12M in Accidental Apartment Shooting

Posted on the 19 March 2015 by Mikeb302000
Local news
The family of an Albuquerque man killed by a stray bullet in 2011 has been awarded $12 million.
Andrae Davis, 31, was shot and killed in the southeast Albuquerque shooting. A bullet went through the door and struck him in the heart in front of his fiancé and two children, according to an attorney.
The victim's family filed a lawsuit against the Eagle's Nest Condominium Complex and its property management company, saying they could have done more to prevent the shooting. The family’s attorney said the property manager didn’t screen tenants before they moved in.
He said there was no screening or background checks, though they are required by the rules of the complex. He said that led to a drug dealer living at the complex, who he believes was involved in the shooting that killed Davis.
A jury agreed with the family and awarded them $12 million.
No arrests were ever made in the shooting.

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