Alvin Byrd, Bystander, Injured in Columbus Apartment Shooting; Can Victim Seek Justice, Compensation?

Could this Columbus apartment shooting have been prevented and is justice available to the injured bystander?

An argument escalated into gunfire outside the Eagles Trace Apartments Monday night, June 12, 2018, leaving innocent bystander Alvin Byrd injured, according to FOX 19 reports.

Police told WTVM an “argument turned into a shootout between two men with innocent bystander Alvin Byrd getting shot in the shoulder.” Mr. Byrd was transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional. His current condition has not been released.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless Columbus shooting and could it have been prevented?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Byrd may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

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 at the subject property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as gated entry, monitored surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Byrd at the time of the shooting?

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 failed to provide adequate security, Alvin Byrd may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

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