Oklahoma City (KFOR) – A Taco Bell security guard has been prosecuted for shooting a homeless man in the back last summer. The victim’s lawyer posts a security video of the incident to confirm and verify the allegations.
“I was shocked when I first saw this video,” said attorney Nicholas Elliott of West, Ylla and Gosney Law Firm. “I honestly couldn’t believe it. It was terrible.”
Elliott shared a surveillance video with Kfour on Thursday, which appears to show his client Bradley Bishop – a homeless man – shot in the back by contract security guard Antijoan Martin at Taco Bell near downtown Oklahoma on July 9, 2021.
Bishop claimed that he walked inside the building at 936 West Sheridan Street just to get a glass of water.
That’s when Elliott said his client confronted him with Martin.
“He approached Mr. Bishop in an aggressive manner, turned his face, and immediately began to shove him,” he explained. “Bradley Bishop Travels. At that moment, Antjuan Martin started hitting him with a stick. pushes him out.”
The video shows their altercation seeping into the parking lot as Bishop appears to have hit Martin across the shoulder with a belt before leaving.
Bradley turns, leaves the scene, and turns away from the parking lot, several feet from Antiguan Martin, and at that point Mr.
Martin was criminally charged last year with assault and battery with a deadly weapon in the incident. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 2022.
Martin and his private security company, Thunder and Lightening Protection and Marketing, now face a civil lawsuit from Bishop, who is seeking compensation for future medical expenses, pain, suffering and loss of earning capacity, as well as punitive damages.
“Bradley almost lost his life in this accident,” Elliott said. “He was still dealing with the effects and will likely deal with the effects both physically and mentally for the rest of his life. We also want to send a message and set a standard for companies that do things like that, and people who do things like that, it’s not good.”
The lawsuit also litigates what Elliott calls “owners and operators” of Taco Bell, which include K-Mac Holdings Corporation and K-Mac Enterprises, Inc. And Yum! Brands, Inc. and Taco Bell of America.
KFOR has reached out to all four of the “owners and operators” listed in the lawsuit for comment but have yet to receive a response.
We have also reached out to Martin’s attorney prior to litigation but have yet to receive a response. In addition, we visited Martin Security twice this week, and we heard people inside, but no one answered the door.