A shooting of an unarmed man occurred on January fourteenth, 2009. The incident took place in Freeport, New York.
Frantz Byer, 22, of Freeport, was attending a barbeque on Leonard Avenue when police approached. The police had been called from an unknown pedestrian reporting a man with a gun on the street. When Byer was approached, police officers say that he allegedly pointed a revolver at them. The officers then shot him, Byer was only holding a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey and a friend of his, Michael Wright, 23, of Freeport, says that he was intoxicated at the time from drinking at the barbeque. Another acquaintance of Byer, Tyrik Reese, also from Freeport, says that Byer was holding a whiskey bottle when police confronted him and that he heard the bottle smash.
After being shot, Byer suffered from several gunshot injuries. He lost a kidney and now limps while walking.
When Byer’s case was brought to trial that same day at Nassau County Court, defense attorney Fred Brewington represented him. In court, Brewington began calling witnesses to the stand. Byer was charged with weapon possession and threatening police. But, Brewington requested to Judge John Kase that he is released of weapon possession charge. The judge has not yet decided a decision. Brewington also showed that the smashed gun pieces did not belong to Byer and that it did not work.
Any victim of the shooting should inquire the help of a New York Injury Attorney. It appears that the subject was unarmed while being shot at by police because of a false report pertaining to him. A good New York Injury Lawyer will help you to defend your legal rights including money for medical bills.
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