Edward Gandy Died In Police Shooting After Calling Emergency Services In Millville New Jersey
MILLVILLE, NEW JERSEY (January 22, 2018) – An unarmed 47-year-old man was killed in a police shooting after calling emergency services.
Millville police are saying that Edward Gandy called 911 in order to report that he had a loaded firearm.
When police officers responded and came across Edward Gandy he was shot and killed.
Edward Gandy was unarmed when he was shot and no firearm was recovered at the location.
The police officer involved in the fatal shooting has been placed on administrative leave.
LIABILITY IN POLICE SHOOTINGS
Police officers have a responsibility to exercise care and judgement when dealing with suspects. When a police officer uses excessive force, the city that they work for may be found liable for any injuries or deaths that arise. Unfortunately, police officers don’t always exercise the best judgement in dealing with suspects or they aren’t trained properly. A number of fatal police shootings take place every year with officers that don’t understand how to deescalate a situation before it turns violent. Any person that is a victim of police violence may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic police shooting the killed Edward Gandy Jr. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as they continue to seek answers about what happened. We sincerely hope that steps will be put in place to held reduce these sort of deadly encounters with unarmed victims in the future.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a police shooting, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.