Security Failure? Torey McCommons, Jessie Baptiste Injured in Decatur Apartment Shooting

Could This Violent Apartment Home Invasion Have Been Prevented?

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A reported robbery home invasion at the Laurel Mill Apartments reportedly left Torey McCommons and Jessie Baptiste injured Monday morning, March 20, 2017.

According to CBS 46, gunfire erupted after “a man knocked on the door” and “forced his way inside” an apartment.  11 Alive reports, Ms. Baptiste was struck “in the leg as she tried to crawl out a window with her baby in her arms.” Mr. McCommons suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. The intruder apparently escaped with “a jar of coins.”

11 Alive reports, “there were a number of crimes in the area in recent months, including four assaults, six car break-ins, 9 thefts and three robberies.”

Did negligent security contribute to this unconscionable shooting? 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 victims may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 404.842.1600.

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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • How did the intruder 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?
  • Were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management company to deter crime and protect residents, following recent media reports of local criminal activity?

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, Mr. McCommons and Ms. Baptiste may elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.

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.

We Fight for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence in Georgia…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for one of our Georgia Clients in Fulton County State Court.

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