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 Update: Kevin Downer Identified as Victim Killed in Stonecrest Mall Shooting.

Update: Kevin Downer Identified as Victim Killed in Stonecrest Mall Shooting. (WSBtv.com)

Could the shooting death at a Lithonia mall have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Update: According to WSBtv.com, “[p]olice said Kevin Downer was killed at Stonecrest Mall in DeKalb County on September 29.”

Gunfire rang out at a Lithonia, Georgia mall Sunday night, September 29, 2019, leaving one man dead.

As reported by 11Alive.com, “[t]he shooting happened Sunday around 11 p.m. at The Mall at Stonecrest off Turner Hill Road.”

According to the report, “[t]he incident started in the courtyard area inside the mall and then spilled into the parking lot outside of Round 1.”

WSBtv.com is reporting, “officers arrived and found one man shot, who was taken to the hospital, where he died.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Mall and shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the mall 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, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Did the shopping center have adequate security in place at the time of the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?

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 visitors, Kevin Downer’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

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 Kevin Downer’s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our 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.

The Mall at Stonecrest Shooting, Lithonia, GA, Leaves One Man Dead.

The Mall at Stonecrest Shooting, Lithonia, GA, Leaves One Man Dead. (WSBtv.com)

Could the shooting at a Lithonia mall have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire rang out at a Lithonia, Georgia mall Sunday night, September 29, 2019, leaving one man dead.

As reported by 11Alive.com, “[t]he shooting happened Sunday around 11 p.m. at The Mall at Stonecrest off Turner Hill Road.”

According to the report, “[t]he incident started in the courtyard area inside the mall and then spilled into the parking lot outside of Round 1.”

WSBtv.com is reporting, “officers arrived and found one man shot, who was taken to the hospital, where he died.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Mall and shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the mall 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, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Did the shopping center have adequate security in place at the time of the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?

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 visitors, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

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 victim’s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our 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.

Willie Redditt IV Killed in South Fulton Shopping Center Shooting.

Willie Redditt IV Killed in South Fulton Shopping Center Shooting. (CBS46.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Redditt’s family?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted outside a South Fulton, Georgia Shopping Center on Friday evening, March 2, 2019, leaving one male teen shot and killed.  According to CBS46.com, “[a]n 18-year-old was fatally shot in a Kroger shopping center off of Old National Highway…the shooting took place around 7 p.m. in the 6000 block.” WSBtv.com is reporting “[s]urveillance video caught the last seconds of [the] teen’s life as he left a barbershop in the mall.”  The news story reports the victim as “18-year-old Willie Redditt IV.”

The suspect fled the scene and the investigation is ongoing according to media outlets.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Shopping center 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 shopping center and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious activity prior to the incident?
  • What security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Redditt 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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Willie Reddit’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, 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 Mr. Redditt’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 and their families and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlementsfor 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.