Family Sues Over Mississippi Teen’s Death

June 29, 2012

The family of a teenager shot to death New Year’s Day in West Point, Miss., has sued the owners of the apartment complex where the shooting occurred.

The Daily Times Leader reports that the lawsuit was filed Monday in Clay County Circuit Court by the family of 16-year-old Devin Mitchell.

The lawsuit, which gives only one side of the legal argument, alleges negligence by the apartment owners and security guards. It seeks unspecified damages.

Police say Mitchell was visiting relatives at Ridgewood East Apartments when he was shot in the head and died.

Tavaris F. Collins has been charged with murder and felony possession of a firearm. He is being held in jail on $2.2 million bond. No trial date has been set.

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