Shooting that left Orlando woman paralyzed leads to her family's eviction from apartment

By: Jeff Deal

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ORLANDO, Fla. - After gunshots rang out from inside a unit at Eagle Summit Apartments in Orlando on Oct. 29, neighbors and family members found 38-year-old Angel Grantley on the ground.

Grantley’s 18-year-old daughter, who asked not to be identified, said Thursday that her mother remains in the hospital and the shooting left her paralyzed from the waist down.

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting, but Grantley’s daughter said they are now being evicted from Eagle Summit Apartments.

Read: Orlando police searching for suspect who shot woman at apartment complex

The shooting incident caused Grantley’s family to be in noncompliance with their lease and they were given seven days to move out, a notice from the complex said.

Her daughter said they were not sure what they will do now.

“It’s going to be real hard,” she said. “The fact we don’t have our mom, she’s not here to help us, guide us.”

Management at Eagle Summit Apartments declined to comment on the eviction, but attorney Mark Lippman said most leases have a clause giving landlords the right to evict someone for criminal activity connected to them.

It doesn’t make a difference if Grantley is the victim, Lippman said.

“If a daughter invited somebody over and that person committed a crime, as a parent, you are subject to whatever the landlord determines you violated,” he said.

Grantley’s family members said they felt the severity of the complex’s actions was unfair, especially considering the extent of her injuries.

“I think it’s real sad,” Grantley’s daughter said. “I don’t understand. I think they’re being nasty.”

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