Posted: Jun 11, 2010 2:25 PM by Chris Welty
Updated: Jun 11, 2010 2:23 PM
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A man is recovering in his Muskegon home
from a gunshot wound suffered in New Orleans, where he had sought
out work related to the Gulf oil spill cleanup.
Brandon James tells The Muskegon Chronicle for a story Friday
that a job loss and Michigan's high unemployment rate prompted him
to search outside the state for work.
The 39-year-old found a job paying $18 per hour last month as a
safety monitor for crews cleaning up oil following the BP spill in
the Gulf of Mexico.
But James says he was shot in the buttocks while fleeing a
robber on Memorial Day in a New Orleans neighborhood.
He spent four days in the hospital following surgery and plans
to return to the Gulf Coast to find more work to help support his
wife and three children.