Albany wins appeal to Supreme Court in Brick City killing

Updated: Apr. 29, 2019 at 3:48 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Supreme Court sided with the City of Albany Monday, after the family of a man shot to death at a recording studio in 2010 sued.

In June of 2018, the Georgia Court of Appeals has overturned a $10.5 million settlement verdict against the City of Albany.

In October 2016, the city was ordered to pay $10.5 million for failing to shut down an illegal nightclub where LaShelton Stanford, from Flovilla, Georgia, 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, when he was beaten and shot multiple times at Brickhouse Studio, in the 1700 block of Turner Field Road, early on a Sunday morning.

Another man, 35-year old George Ferguson from Albany, was a security guard at Nabs Tavern, and was injured during the shooting. .

A jury originally awarded $15.2 million to Stanford’s family, with the city being responsible for 70 percent of that amount.

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