BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Tye Oliver, the mother of the three-year-old shot and killed in his bed by a stray bullet in April, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her son.
Tolliver is suing Prudent Acquisitions, L.L.C., the real estate company that owns the rental property, and ABC Insurance Company, the insurance company that represents Prudent Acquisitions, L.L.C.
Three weeks after moving her family to Fairfields Avenue, Tolliver allegedly called the leasing company about switching properties after a gunfight. A month later, shots were fired very close to the property. Tolliver and her family hid in a closet to escape the gunfire, according to court documents.
The lawsuit states she reported the incident to the leasing company and, again, asked to be moved or terminate her lease. A representative from Prudent Acquisitions, L.L.C. told her she could not break her lease or she would be reported to the credit bureau which would hurt any future chances to enter another lease, according to court documents.
Court documents said there were two more shootings on April 10 and 11 and Tolliver allegedly went to the company’s office with video evidence that there was violence near the property and requested to be moved, but was denied. On April 12, Devin Page Jr. was shot.
The lawsuit states that if Prudent Acquisitions, L.L.C. had let her move, her son wouldn’t have been shot to death.
Tolliver is seeking the following damages:
- The decedent’s, Devin Page, Jr., pain prior to his death
- The decedent’s, Devin Page, Jr., mental anguish and anxiety prior to his death
- The decedent’s, Devin Page, Jr., scarring and disfigurement suffered prior to death
- The decedent’s, Devin Page, Jr., funeral expenses
- Plaintiffs’ loss of love, affection, social consortium, and services
- Plaintiffs’ mental anguish and anxiety
- Plaintiffs’ loss of support
- Plaintiffs’ medical expenses
- Plaintiffs’ loss of enjoyment of life
- Any other damages both general and special will be more fully proven at trial
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