Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Johann Gamble Killed in Pembrook Court Apartment Shooting
According to these reports, the fatal shooting occurred around 9:30pm at an apartment complex on the 3800 block of Pembrook Court (WTOC has identified the complex as the Pembrook Apartments). Mr. Gamble was discovered by police suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso, and he was reportedly transported to Midtown Medical Center where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.
Police are still searching for suspects and a motive in the shooting.
Our Legal Take
As Columbus police continue to search for suspects, The Murray Law Firm is questioning whether a potential apartment security lapse may also hold responsibility in the shooting. The Murray Law Firm has represented, and currently represents, a number of victims of security negligence in the Columbus area. Based on our knowledge of crime in the city, questions arise as to the level of security provided to residents and guests of the Pembroke Court apartment complex.
- How did the assailant gain entry to the apartment complex? What access-controls and security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
- Has there been prior similar crime on or around the property recently and, if so, what additional security measures were taken by the owner and management company of the apartment complex?
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 Pembrook Court apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the family of Johann Gamble may elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death. Under such a claim the Gamble family may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation for their loss.
Given the complexities of pursuing a potential negligent security case, the Gamble family should consider retaining an experienced attorney who can quickly ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim. Based upon its prior experience in handling negligent security cases in the Columbus area, 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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