Albany found liable in illegal nightclub shooting lawsuit

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The City of Albany has been ordered to pay almost 10.5 million for failing to shut down an illegal nightclub where a man was shot to death in 2010.

The mother and father of LaShelton Stanford sued the city, the owners of Brick City, and gang members convicted in their son's death.

After deliberating for about 6 hours on Wednesday, a jury awarded $15.2 million to the family.

The city is responsible for 70 percent of that.

Sheldon was beaten by gang members, and then shot six times by Shenard Smith who is now in prison.

The lawsuit claimed the city failed to shut down the illegal nightclub which was licensed as a music studio.

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