Jackson family sues apartment complex citing wrongful death

Jackson police officer’s family files wrongful death claim for brother’s killing.

Jackson, MS (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–On August 13, 2008, 36 year-old Carlos Reed was shot and killed during a home invasion at his residence in the Cypress Point Apartment complex. Reed, the brother of a Jackson police officer, was killed when he was shot multiple times by an assault rifle during a robbery of his apartment in search of $3,000 according to the Clarion Ledger.

Reed’s father filed a wrongful death claim in Hinds County Circuit Court. The attorney for the slain man’s family alleges the owners and leasing agents of the apartment complex were negligent in their duties to provide a safe living environment for their tenants. Cypress Point Apartments is owned by Heritage Properties Inc., of Madison, and the family’s lawyer claims the apartment complex had a long history of crimes against tenants and their property. The apartment community has multiple entrances and no added safety measures.

Criminal proceedings against one of the murderers began in criminal court in December. Jackson Police Department detectives have testified in the capital murder case under oath. According to court testimony before the judge, the assailants found $600 and not $3,000 as expected during the robbery murder of Reed.

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