Did a security failure contribute to this fatal shooting?
33-year-old Lenoxki Smith II was reportedly shot and killed near his Oak Forest apartment home Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017.
According to WTOC News 11, Mr. Smith was fatally shot while “walking home from a friend’s place…behind Oak Forest Apartments.” Neighbors apparently told media Mr. Smith was a resident of the complex.
Despite the city’s End Gun Violence initiative, the shooting marks the eighth Savannah-Chatham homicide of the year, per Savannah Morning News reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life? We represent individuals and families in Georgia who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 912.385.9690.
Our Legal Take
Apartment complex residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. If this shooting happened on the property of the apartment complex, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those at the property and whether this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.
- If this shooting happened on the property of the apartment complex, how did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management company to deter crime and protect residents?
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 this shooting happened on the property of the apartment complex, and that apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of Lenoxki Smith, II may elect to pursue legal claims 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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