Could this tragic shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Flemister’s family?
27-year-old Jeremiah Flemister was reportedly shot and killed outside a Decatur supermarket Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
According to FOX 5, an altercation between Mr. Flemister and another man began “inside a [supermarket] on Memorial Drive” and “spilled out into the parking lot.” The assailant apparently opened fire, striking Mr. Flemister. He was transported to the hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
Police have since made an arrest in connection with the shooting, per 11 Alive reports.
Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of life? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Flemister’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Store 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 grocery store and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Media reports indicate the altercation began inside the store and spilled into the parking lot. What attempts were made by store staff or management to safely and separately remove all parties involved prior to an escalation to violence?
- What security measures, such as surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Flemister 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 grocery store or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security, the family of Jeremiah Flemister may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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