Heckstall was hit in the leg and is now reportedly planning to sue those involved in the shooting, including the NYPD for how they treated her after the incident took place. Heckstall says that she has been questioned nonstop by law enforcement and is being treated more like a criminal than an innocent victim.
Her lawyer, Emel McDowell, released a statement, saying, “[Police] want to investigate and we get that, but don’t make her life miserable because she took a stray bullet. We understand the NYPD is doing their job, but she’s not under investigation. She’s not in custody for the crime. She didn’t ask for police protection. She’s obviously a victim in this. They’re making her life worse by doing this.”
McDowell and his firm sent a cease-and-desist letter to the NYPD demanding that they remove their presence from her room after it was reported that police have not allowed the model’s family to visit her while she recovers from her wounds at a local hospital.
As we reported, Troy Ave was arrested and charged for the shooting.
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