Aaron Sonny Pierce: Security Negligence? Fatally Injured in Shooting at Property on North Racetrack Street in Swainsboro, GA.

Aaron Sonny Pierce: Security Negligence? Fatally injured in Shooting on North Racetrack Street in Swainsboro, GA.

Aaron Sonny Pierce: Security Negligence? Fatally injured in Shooting on North Racetrack Street in Swainsboro, GA. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting in Swainsboro and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.


One man is dead and another man was injured after a shooting in Swainsboro, GA on Monday afternoon, Dec 18, 2023.  

As reported by EmanuelCountyLive.com, “[o]n Monday, December 18, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Swainsboro Police Officers were dispatched to an address on North Racetrack Street in reference to shots being fired. Upon officers’ arrival, information was given that an individual had in fact been shot and was transported to Emanuel Medical Center.”

According to the report, “[a]s patrol was securing the scene, detectives responded to the emergency room to determine the condition of the victim, Aaron Sonny Pierce, age 22, of Dublin. Pierce was subsequently pronounced dead as a result of a gunshot wound.”

WJBF.com is reporting, “[a]nother shooting happened about 30 minutes later, at the same location. There is at least one injured in that incident. That victim is being treated at an Augusta hospital.”

According to WRDW.com, “[a]dditional officers responding to the scene of the shooting were able to apprehend an individual after a foot pursuit.”

The investigation is ongoing.



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Residents and guests of a property have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
  • Were any security personnel at the property?
  • Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting? 
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
  • Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Aaron Sonny Pierce may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries. 

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Aaron Sonny Pierce and any injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.


The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $125 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

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