Could This Columbus Restaurant Shooting Have Been Prevented and Is Justice Available to the Family?
Gunfire erupted outside a Columbus pizza restaurant Friday night, April 6, 2018, tragically claiming the life of 32-year-old musician Branden Denson.
According to WLTZ, the shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. at a restaurant on Buena Vista Road. Tragically, Mr. Denson succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the incident occurred “in the parking lot” of the establishment, and that Mr. Denson was a popular local rapper known as “Billion Dollar BD.”
Was negligent security on the part of the owner or manager of this property a factor in this tragic shooting and could this incident have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Branden Denson’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant and parking lot patrons 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 restaurant and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect Mr. Denson and deter crime 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 restaurant owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of Branden Denson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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