On July 29, three men were shot dead outside Mary’s Club in downtown Portland.
One, 19-year-old Lauren Teyshawn Abbott, Jr., was killed. Another, Kolby Ross, 23, was seriously injured. The two were returning from a tattoo festival when they were shot dead by club bouncer Jascha Manny, according to Ross’ attorney Michael Fuller.
Manny, according to a report from Oregon, was also injured. No arrests have been made and the case is now before a grand jury. A police spokesman said he had nothing further to share.
Ross was hospitalized with two gunshot wounds to the chest and one to the knee. He was unarmed, according to his lawyer.
Ross, meanwhile, filed a complaint earlier this month, accusing Manny of assault. Yesterday he called Manny’s employer to account. Mary’s Club was added as a defendant.
“He was employed. He was on time. He was working security,” Fuller said.
Fuller obtained club records showing Manny arriving at work that night and leaving at exactly 9:30 p.m., one minute before police arrived.
According to an email exchange with the club shared by Fuller, Manny was manually clocked in by another employee “for payroll purposes.”
The person who answered the club’s phone said no one was available to comment on the lawsuit. WW emailed the club for comment but received no response.
Manny’s certification as an armed security guard expired and was never renewed, according to Department of Public Safety Standards and Training records.
He was, however, certified as an unarmed security guard. This certification is currently under review.