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The San Andreas Judiciary has issued a press release Tuesday briefly sharing their plans to increase security at the Occupation Ave Courthouse after the fatal shooting in the lobby on Monday. New security cameras, metal detectors, and an alternate entrance/exit for those in custody are on their list of priorities. A timeline for the implementation of these new security measures was not provided, but the Judiciary assures the public this matter is being taken seriously.

Defendant Joshua Evans was fatally shot by former State Rep Yuri Devlin after the court proceedings for docket [2024-CM-034] – State of San Andreas v. Joshua Evans had adjourned for the evening. Weazel News and Shout News covered the initial incident and subsequent press release issued by San Andreas State Police (SASP) Commissioner Barry Hill confirming Joshua Evans was was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The docket for [2024-CM-054] – State of San Andreas v. Yuri Devlin was filed Tuesday evening and charges the former state rep with x1 Aggravated First Degree Murder, to which the defendant has plead not guilty. Will the Department of Justice (DOJ) secure a guilty verdict for the charge presented? Stay tuned to Weazel News for updates on this developing story.

The text of the press release is copied below, along with a PDF attached as well for ease of reading:


Press Release – San Andreas Judiciary


Press Release
Court Proceeding Incident RE: 2024-CM-034

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: February 13th, 2024
CONTACT: Kylian J. Clarkson, Chief Justice, San Andreas Judiciary, 8324270290


On February 12th, 2024, after the adjournment of 2024-CM-034 pending a verdict and sentencing for State of San Andreas vs. Joshua Evans, the defendant was shot within the lobby of the Occupation Avenue Courthouse. 

Although the courts have always made sure to secure the inner courtrooms of the courthouse, the lobby has remained open to the public and unchecked much like the lobby of city hall. Citizens are free to come and go as they please to retrieve their licenses, or subject themselves to a search by PD as they queue up for court. 

With this incident however, the judiciary has petitioned the State to install metal detectors and security cameras in the courthouse to discourage and prevent these types of incidents from happening in the future. The Court’s have also requested construction allowing an alternative entrance and exit for those in Custody.

We do not have an estimated time of installation of said security measure, however, rest assured that the judiciary takes this matter seriously.

For further information, please contact the Judiciary, State of San Andreas.

Dated this 13th day of February, 2024.


Below is a PDF copy of the press release issued by Chief Justice of the San Andreas Judiciary, Kylian J. Clarkson:

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