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Timothy Newhouse Killed in DeKalb County Convenience Store Shooting.

Timothy Newhouse Killed in DeKalb County Convenience Store Shooting. (WSBTV.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the tragic death of Timothy Newhouse and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

STONE MOUNTAIN NEWS

Gunfire erupted Sunday evening, February 3, 2019 outside a DeKalb County convenience store tragically leaving one dead, according to media reports.

According to AJC.com,  “Timothy Newhouse, a 54-year-old grandfather of eight, was shot outside a DeKalb County convenience store…Sunday night [February 3].”  It happened “in the 6300 block of Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain,” according to WSBTV.com.  WSBTV.com is reporting an argument occurred inside the convenience store and that an assailant fired at least one gun shot at Mr. Newhouse “striking [him] in the chest…[before fleeing from] the building.”

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Convenience store and business patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm has represented a number of victims of violent crime at convenience stores in the Atlanta area, and specifically in the Stone Mountain neighborhood.  Questions arise as to the level of security provided on the property, and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • Was any action taken by the store owners during the initial altercation inside the store?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear windows, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Newhouse at the time of the shooting?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the property owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Newhouse’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families in the Atlanta area, 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. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the Mr. Newhouse’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

1 Injured in Valdosta Khushi Food Mart Store shooting.

1 Injured in Valdosta Convenience Store Shooting. (WALB.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting injury and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

VALDOSTA NEWS

Gunfire erupted Thursday evening, February 7, 2019 outside a Valdosta convenience store leaving one victim injured, according to media reports.

According to WCTV.tv, “It happened at the Khushi Food Mart on the corner of Northside Drive and Forrest Street. Store owners said they thought people were just outside talking loudly, until they heart gun shots.” WALB.com is reporting that “several people were fighting in the parking lot…when someone pulled a gun.” The report goes on to say that “[t]he victim was shot multiple times in the torso and rushed to South Georgia Medical Center.” The victim “is in critical condition” according to WALB.com.

A suspect has been arrested according to WCTV.tv.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Convenience store and gas station 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 gas station and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • Were police called at the start of the disturbance in the parking lot?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear windows, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the gas station owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injury. 

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, 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. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Could this senseless College Park gas station shooting have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

Security measures are in question after a College Park gas station shooting left two people seriously injured Tuesday evening, November 20, 2018.

According to The AJC, “police responded to a shooting at the Valero gas station on Main Street,” shortly before 7 p.m. It appears “a verbal fight between two men at the gas station escalated and then one person fired shots.” Both victims were transported to the hospital with “serious injuries.”

One of the victims is a recently married father-of-three, per WSB-TV 2 reports. His family is searching for justice and answers as police continue to search for a gunman.

Was negligent security a factor in this shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Gas station 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 apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, clear windows, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
  • Were police called at the start of the initial altercation?

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 gas station owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their 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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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