Police Seek Third Suspect in Orangeburg County Shooting

While investigators work on tracking down a third suspect in Eutawville’s most recent fatal shootings, a judge denied bail to the two suspects the police had already arrested. Both Zaquan Taste, 18, and Treshawn Jenkins, 22, are being held on charge of both murder and attempted murder following a shooting that took place on Tuesday night. During the attack, one man was injured and a woman fatally shot.

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In addition to the murder and attempted murder charges, they have been charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. The judge granted a $10,000 bond on that particular bond to both men.

During the bond hearing, Orangeburg County deputies continued searching for Matt Brown, the 20-year-old the suspect was also involved in the shooting. They believe he has sought refuge in the Holly Hill area and want anyone who sees him to proceed with care since he’s believed to be armed and dangerous.

 

dcshooting2-1880x1254Once they find him, deputies intend to arrest him on murder charges as well as some additional charges. The fatal shooting took place early in the afternoon on a Craig Street property. Police responded quickly to reports that shots had been fired. When they arrived on the scene on woman wa already dead and another victim was still alive, but was being transported to the emergency room to have a bullet wound operated on.

 

When questions, witnesses admitted to seeing several different men driving a black van which stopped beside a group of people. After speaking to the man who’d been shot, the people in the van drew their weapons and fired several times.

When she was hit by a stray bullet, the woman who was killed was sitting inside of a shed on the same property. EMT’s pronounced her dead at the scene of the crime.

While investigating the crime scene, deputies spotted a van that matched the witness statements, They chased it for a brief period before losing sight of it. Later, the same van was found, deserted, in a ditch near the east side of Holly Hill.

Using the van as a starting point, authorities set up a perimeter and launched a man hunt designed to track down and capture their suspects. While they managed to catch Zaquan Taste, 18, and Treshawn Jenkins. They’re confident they’ll soon find Matt Brown.

SCarolinaThis is one of those cases that makes me very proud of South Carolina’s various police departments,” “They handled the situation brilliantly and it should not be any problem to bring the criminals to justice. I do urge the family of the woman who was killed to start filing a wrongful death as quickly as possible. The sooner that happens, the better.”

In cases like this. The murdered victim’s next of kin have the right to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit. The sooner this is done, the fresher the incident will be in the memories of the witnesses, and the better the odds are of getting a sizeable settlement. Visit joeandmartin.com to learn more about wrongful death lawsuits.

 

Florida Man Shot and Killed While Waiting for Early Morning Bus

Opa-Locka has had more than its fair share of gun related violence in recent months, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. On Monday, police were called out to the scene of yet another deadly shooting.

This one took place at NW 22nd Avenue which investigators closed while they searched for clues that would help them ascertain exactly what took place. The markers were visible at NW 135th Street.

It appears that a young man who is believed to be in his 20’s need to catch a bus at approximately 2 a.m. He’d just sat down to wait for the bus to appear when someone walked up to him, pulled out a gun, and shot him several times.

The victim was still alive when the rescue crew appeared at the scene and they rushed him to Ryder Trauma Center. Despite the staff’s best efforts, the medical staff was unable to save his life.

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At this point local detectives are still working to find more clues about this particular shooting as well as a motive for the attack. It’s unclear if they have anyone in custody or a suspect for this case.

“Cases like this, that seem so random and all to often seem to go unsolved are the ones that really make me glad I decided to pursue a career in personal injury law.” Joe and Martin, a  personal injury law firm with an office in Myrtle Beach went on to say, “while I can’t necessarily force the police to do a better job investigating the crime, nor can I order the city to make sure places like city bus stops, I can make them think it’s in their best interest to do so.”

 

In legal terms, personal injury is a blanket term that includes mattes such as wrongful death. When someone dies in a wrongful death it means their death shouldn’t have happened or that it occurred in an unnatural manner, such as murder, a car accident, or as the result of a medical mistake.

It’s the job of a personal injury lawyer to sit down with the person who will be benefiting from any settlement the case generates and determine who was at fault for the accident and how large a settlement the plaintiff should request.

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In the case of the man who life was taken from him at the truck stop, the people who would be able to pursue a civil case on his behalf are close relations, such as parents, spouses, and children. Ideally, the person named in the civil lawsuit would be the one who shot the man. However, it’s also possible that the local police force could be held accountable if the failed to investigate properly, or even the city if the lawyer can prove that the city knew the bus stop wasn’t safe and failed to do anything to protect the lives of the people who use it.

The system is working against the common man and you should learn what are you basic rights when it comes to personal injury case and  any other legal matters. If you’re not sure if you have grounds for a personal injury case, contact us and we’ll help you decide once and for all.

 

Negligent NICU Staff Causes Permanent Injury to Infant and Faces $20M Settlement in San Diego

Everyone wants a beautiful baby that is healthy and happy.  That is not what happened for this family.  In fact, there baby was permanently injured because of NICU staff.  This family was in Southern California and they fought for justice.  They actually settled a medical malpractice case in the amount of $20 million.  They filed the suit in the first place because their newborn daughter had suffered brain damage after she was born prematurely.  This was related to a feeding machine that was not operating properly.

 

what-is-infant-mortality_1Sophia was the plaintiff and she was actually born five weeks early in January of 2013. Her mother was told that she was very healthy and feisty.  She was in the neonatal ICU as this is common for those babies that are born to early.
Apparently the machine was not calibrated correctly and this caused some problems for Sophia.  When Connie went to see her baby four days after she was born, and spend some time feeding her, she noticed that she was really pale and looked as if she did not have any life to her at all.  There was even a news report that reported Connie said “[Sophia’s] diaper was soaked, as if a pitcher of water had been poured in it.”

It took some time but Connie then found out that her baby’s feeding bag had leaked.
At this time the doctors told Connie that this was related to an error made by those that were working in the NICU.

medical-studies-nurseThe attorney that was working for the family stated that baby Sophia “was overloaded with food”.  He explained that this happened because the feeding machine that was giving her food was not calibrated correctly and it was not giving her the correct amount of food.

nUGedf0KY98There attorney also reported that baby Sophia was actually overloaded with glucose.  This then caused an electrolyte imbalance.  This resulted in a decrease in the oxygen in her brain and caused damage.

The attorney of the family actually worked on this case for approximately three years before this settlement was ever reached.  Sophia is now a three year old toddler and she continually struggles to walk and to even talk.  She is suffering from cerebral palsy and she is going to need continual care throughout her life. The attorney even worked with a number of medical professionals to ensure that she is always going to have the care that she needs.

 

 

 

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