His lawyers say victim addresses the public at 11 a.m.
DUNWOODY, Georgia – A victim who was injured after an explosion erupted at a Dunwoody apartment complex earlier this week is speaking out, lawyers say.
Jasmine Johnson speaks in public Thursday morning at the attorneys’ offices for the Stewart Miller Simmons trial in Atlanta, according to a statement from the law firm.
Johnson’s attorneys said she would speak out about the “horrible experience” at 11 a.m. You can watch the press conference live on 11Alive.com and the 11Alive YouTube channel.
On Sunday September 12, an explosion ravaged the Arrive Perimeter complex at 2000 Asbury Square. At the time, firefighters said four people were injured and hospitalized. They said one person was burned and another had a broken leg, but they did not say what type of injuries the other two people suffered.
Although police reportedly noticed a “strong smell of gas,” the cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. Atlanta Gas Light said the agency had crews on site to assist first responders when the incident occurred.
“That explosion, man, it hit the whole block. It felt (by) like at least four complexes, the whole block felt it,” witness Richmond Punch said. “Explosion – bam! Like a bomb, like a helicopter, or like someone had crashed a car in the apartments. It was crazy. “
Lawyers for Sherelle Baker, another person who was injured, said their client was still shaken by what had happened. Morgan & Morgan attorney Dylan Bess said Baker was at the property to meet a colleague who lives there and was in the car when the bricks flew.
“She passed out when it happened,” he explained. “She’s been released from the hospital, but she’s still struggling, I think emotionally, and dealing with what she’s been through.”