What Went Wrong? Our Legal Take: Woman Shot, Robbed Outside DeKalb Apartments
Police are searching for two armed assailants who robbed and shot at 2 female victims outside a DeKalb County Apartment complex early Friday morning, November 20, 2015.
According to 11 Alive News, the two women “pulled into the Redan Cove apartment complex off Redan Road around 3:00am.” “Neither woman lived in the complex, said DeKalb Police Captain Steve Fore, but they had been out at a bar nearby and police believe the two pulled over to discuss the safest way to get home.” Two armed males apparently approached both sides of the vehicle, opened the doors and demanded money. One of the assailants reportedly opened fire when the female driver reversed to get away. The two victims were able to exit the complex and flag down a police officer.
11 Alive reports the shooting is “somewhat similar to a shooting at a gas station, not even a mile away….”
Our Legal Take
Given recent reports of area violence, The Murray Law Firm is questioning the level of security provided by the apartment complex and whether this horrific shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunmen gain entry to the property? What access-controls and security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime?
- Were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment owner or management company to protect residents, following reports of a recent local shooting?
By law, apartment owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the victim may have the right to pursue a legal claim for her injuries. Based upon its extensive and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against apartment complexes in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the apartment and property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.
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