Monroe Bird Unarmed 21 Black Man Shot By Security Guard

stand-for-monroe-family-photosOn February 4, 2015, 21-year-old Monroe Bird III was shot in the neck and paralyzed from the neck down by an apartment complex security guard in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bird, who was 6 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed 230 pounds before being relegated to a hospital bed, must now be cared for 24 hours a day. Once able to run and play basketball, he now needs a ventilator to breathe.

Bird, who was visiting family and friends at the Deerfield Estates complex, was shot through his back windshield as he attempted to drive away from an overly zealous security guard who tried to gain access inside of his vehicle.

Due to the fact that the DA has justified the shooting of Monroe Bird, the insurance company has denied Monroe’s private insurance benefits. Therefore, as a result his rehabilitation will no longer be covered by insurance and the family will bring Monroe home to be cared for by his Mother while Monroe is still on a breathing machine.

This fund is established to assist the Monroe Bird III and his family as they continue to seek justice.

 

http://www.gofundme.com/standformonroe

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Some Facts about the case

1. The security guard who shot Bird possessed marijuana at the time of the shooting. They did not give him a citation.

2. The security guard claimed that he saw Bird reach into his glove compartment. The police report said no weapons were found in or near the car, and no items that even seemed to belong in the glove compartment were found out or about in the car.

3. The security guard claimed he thought Monroe and his female passenger were having sex in the car. The passenger was white.

They both deny having sex.

4.The security guard has claimed that Bird, attempted to run him over as if to kill him, so he begin firing into the car.

5.Both the female passenger and Bird denied the guard’s account and stated that they were driving away when Stone began recklessly firing his gun into the car.

7. His family’s insurance is refusing to pay his medical bills because the security guard claimed “Stand your ground.”

6. The security guard who shot Bird worked for Benjy D. Smith, who owns Smith & Son Security Company. This important to know because Smith is a reserve deputy for the same Tulsa Sheriff’s Office that is currently under national scrutiny for its unethical practices with Reserve Deputy Bob Bates, who shot and killed Eric Harris earlier this year.

HERE IS THE GO FUND ME LINK every little bit helps.

http://www.gofundme.com/standformonroe

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