Macon Local News
A 38-year-old man was shot during a break-in at the Riverbend Apartments in Macon Saturday evening, April 5, 2014.
According The Macon Telegraph, two men and a woman forced their way into the home of a Riverbend Apartment resident around 10:00pm Saturday evening. The resident was shot during the struggle and his attackers fled the scene.
Media report the victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was listed in critical, but stable condition.
Our Legal Take
The Murray Law Firm is questioning whether the intruders were residents of Riverbend and, if not, how they were able to obtain access to the property. Only weeks ago, another victim was robbed and assaulted at Riverbend, raising serious concerns over apartment complex security.
Given the recent history of violence at Riverbend, what efforts were made by the property owner and management to improve security following the previous attack? What security measures, such as an access controlled gate and security patrol, were in place at the time of the shooting?
Georgia premises liability laws require apartment owners and managers to protect residents and guests from foreseeable harm. Should the Riverbend owner and management have failed in this duty, the victim of this shooting may elect to hold the property civilly liable for his injuries. Total recovery may be in the millions of dollars and will demand Riverbend and other local apartment owners finally make resident safety their first priority.
The Murray Law Firm works tirelessly to protect victims of apartment negligence and we offer our legal expertise, if needed. Anyone seeking legal representation or further information is encouraged to contact us at 478.246.1010 or toll free at 888.842.1616.