Family of shooting victim to press legal case against police

The relatives of 29-year old shooting victim, Manassa Brown, have retained the services of an Attorney at Law in a quest to obtain compensation from the state.

Relatives of the victim say that the matter is in the hands of Attorney – Alberton Richelieu.

Brown said he was shot without cause by a police officer last month as he walked towards his mother’s shop at Bagatelle.

bagatelle-shopNational Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, recently issued a public apology to Brown’s mother and aunt.

Francis said  that an investigation has revealed that Brown was no way involved in an incident in which a police officer had been fired upon and promised that the matter would be referred to the Attorney General for compensation.

At the same time the Minister disclosed that a probe would determine whether the officer who fired on Brown was negligent.

The victim, who sustained a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen, told the Times that since the incident his condition has been improving.

“But it is taking time,” he said.

Brown now walks with the aid of crutches.

He told the Times that he has to obtain medication which is very expensive.

“Certain things I can eat, certain things I can’t, but I am just trying the best to see how I can heal,” Brown explained.

The self-employed Bagatelle resident said since the shooting incident he has been unable to work.

Although indicating that he has not been visited by the authorities since the incident, Brown said it was commendable that the Minister of National Security had apologized over the incident.

“It says a lot,” he declared.