Attorneys for the family of a man shot by a security guard at a Tulsa apartment complex have filed a civil lawsuit against the guard, the security firm he worked for and the apartment complex.
Police said Bird was shot and paralyzed by Ricky Stone on February 4, 2015, at the Deerfield Estates Apartments on South Delaware. He died on June 30th.
The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office did not file charges saying Stone was protected by the state's Stand Your Ground Law.
Tuesday, attorneys hired by the family held a news conference concerning the death of 21-year-old Monroe Bird, III. They said because Stone had marijuana and prescription drugs in his system on the night of February 4th, he should have been charged.
The lawsuit names Ricky Stone, Smith and Son Security, Deerfield Estates Apartments and Winfield Property Management. It asks for actual and punitive damages saying medical bills to treat Bird before his death amounted to almost $1-million.