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.
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.