Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Atlanta Apartment Shooting

(FOX 5)

(FOX 5)

Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Atlanta Apartment Shooting

Did negligent security contribute to the death of this young man? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.

Local News

A shooting in the parking lot of the 251 North Apartments in Atlanta reportedly claimed the life of a  victim in his early 20s Thursday morning, August 4, 2016.

According to FOX 5 News, “Police were called out to the 251 North Apartments just before 1 a.m.  Arriving officers found a man shot inside a car. The victim’s car hit other vehicles, leading investigators to believe he was trying to escape when the gunman started shooting.”

The victim apparently suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the attack. Authorities apparently told FOX 5, “the parking lot is poorly lit” and inside a “gated complex.”

Our Legal Take

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • August 2016 Crime Map (

    August 2016 Crime Map (

    How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, gated entry, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?

  • August 2016 crime reports on reveal a number of assaults and robberies in the surrounding area. Was the apartment complex aware of any prior criminal activity on or near the property?  If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to deter crime?

By law, property owners in Georgia are required to protect all those 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’s family may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.

Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.

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