Ajit Pandey was fatally shot and killed at the Big Brother 2 Food Mart convenience store in Atlanta Sunday night, August 24, 2014.
According to Fox Atlanta, Mr. Pandey was working as a store clerk at the Big Brother 2 Food Mart on Norwood Road in Atlanta late Sunday evening when he was shot multiple times in what appears to have been a robbery.
Mr. Pandey moved to the United States only a few years ago and had been working at the convenience store to help to his friends.
Mr. Pandey was working alone Sunday evening. The store closed at 10:00pm. When the store owner arrived at 12:15am, he discovered Mr. Pandey near the front door. He had been shot multiple times and, tragically, perished at the scene.
Police believe robbery may have been the motive for the shooting. They hope store surveillance cameras and neighbors may help detectives identify the shooter.
Our Legal Take
Workers’ compensation experts at The Murray Law Firm in Atlanta are following this tragedy closely. As the shooting occurred in a workplace setting, they believe the family of Ajit Pandey will almost certainly be entitled to significant compensation under the Workers’ Compensation laws of Georgia.
Legal experts warn, however, employers and insurance companies are often more concerned with limiting their own financial exposure than protecting families of violent workplace crimes. As such, without an experienced lawyer protecting the interests of the family, the value of these claims may be adversely affected. Thus, it is imperative the Pandey family secure experienced legal representation quickly.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in protecting victims and families devastated by violent workplace crimes and we offer our legal expertise, if needed. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.