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Security Guard Shoots Homeless Man For Entering A Taco Bell And Asking For A Glass Of Water

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Security Guard Shoots Homeless Man For Entering A Taco Bell And Asking For A Glass Of Water

A preliminary hearing conference is set to take place in August.

Taco Bell security guard Antjuan Martin is now faced with a civil lawsuit from Bradley Bishop – a homeless man he shot in the back on July 9, 2021. He’s seeking compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of future earning capacity, including punitive damages. 

To get a deserved justice, Bishop’s attorney has released a security video of the incident to validate the claims. 

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via CCTV

Accordingly, Bishop has explained he only went inside the building, located at 936 W. Sheridan Ave, for a cup of water, and it was at this time attorney Nicholas Elliot of West, Ylla said Martin confronted his client. “I was shocked when I first saw that video. I honestly couldn’t believe it. It was egregious. He approaches Mr. Bishop in an aggressive way, getting in his face, immediately starts shoving him,” said attorney Nicholas.

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Nicholas pointed out that when Bishop tripped, Martin then beat him with a nightstick and pushed him outside. The video showed the altercation in the parking lot, where Bishop also appeared to hit Martin across the shoulder with a belt before walking off. Nicholas continued: “Bradley turns, is leaving the scene, waking away from the parking lot, is many feet away from Antjuan Martin.”

“And Mr. Martin decides at that point to fire four shots into the direction of Bradley, two of them hit him in his back and it nearly killed him.”

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via CCTV

“Bradley nearly lost his life from this incident. He still was dealing with the effects and likely will deal with the effects physically and mentally for the rest of his life. We also want to send a message and set a standard that companies that do things like this, individuals that do things like this, it’s not OK.” The lawsuit also sues what Nicholas calls the owners and operators of Taco Bell, including K-Mac Enterprises, Inc., Yum! Brands, Inc, Taco Bell of America, and K-Mac Holdings Corporation.  

However, in 2021, Martin was criminally charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon for the incident, and in August 2022, a preliminary hearing conference is set to take place. 

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via Oklahoma County Detention Center

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