Pacman hit with another lawsuit

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 5:32pm

A second victim in the Las Vegas triple shooting outside the Minxx Gentleman’s Club has filed a civil lawsuit in Clark County District Court against suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones.

Natalie Jones, one of three shooting victims in the Feb. 19 incident, is suing Jones, Chris Mitchell of Harlem Knights and the Minxx Gentleman’s Club over the alleged matter. Natalie Jones, according to police reports, was shot in the head by the gunfire on the night in question.

Natalie Jones, whom the complaint lists as a registered nurse from New York, is the second of the three victims to file suit against the Titans star, as security guard Aaron Cudworth sued Jones back on June 25.

The third victim, and the most seriously injured, security guard Tom Urbanski, who is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the gunshot he sustained, has yet to file any civil action in the matter.

Natalie Jones’ lawsuit alleges four civil claims against Pacman Jones and the other parties named. Those include one count of assault and battery; one county of negligence; one count of negligent infliction of emotional distress and one count of intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The lawsuit alleges that Natalie Jones has suffered from “several mental injuries, as well as untold emotional pain and suffering.”

The allegations from Natalie Jones in the lawsuit claim that Pacman Jones and/or a member of his entourage at the club was the gunman who fired the shots in the matter. Jones is charged with two counts of felony coercion in the case, because police believe he may have started the fight inside the club that eventually led to the shooting. Police have not yet identified the shooter or connected Jones to him, though there are accounts of some eyewitnesses who say the triggerman was a member of Jones’ entourage.

Jones’ attorney Manny Arora said on Tuesday he had not yet seen the complaint, but was aware of its existence. He called it inconsistent with the other portions of the ongoing investigation.

“You have this woman alleging that Adam is the shooter; you have the other victim saying Adam knows the triggerman, and you have the police who can’t identify the shooter,” Arora said. “It’s a free-for-all right now.

“Adam has a lot of money, so it’s ‘come and get it.’ That’s where we are right now. My main concern is, though, is the criminal matter.”

Natalie Jones’ attorney, Donald Campbell of Las Vegas, could not be reached for comment.

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