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Deobrah Houston Fatally Injured in Atlanta Convenience Store Shooting.

Deobrah Houston Fatally Injured in Atlanta Convenience Store Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting death at an Atlanta convenience store parking lot 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 erupted at an Atlanta, Georgia convenience store early Monday morning, October 19, 2020, leaving one woman dead.

As reported by KTVZ.com, “Atlanta Police said officers were called to [a] Food Mart at 12 Atlanta Avenue SW just before 5:30 a.m. to a report of a person shot.”

According to the report, “[w]hen officers arrived, they found a woman, later identified as Deobrah Houston, 59, who had been shot in the head and was unresponsive.”

CBS46.com is reporting, “Houston was leaving the 24-hour mart when a gray SUV pulled up and at least one person in the SUV started firing into the store. Investigators said they believe Houston was not the intended target.”

According to CBS46.com, “Houston’s family who told [CBS46] two months ago Houston was shot at the same location. She was also a innocent victim in that shooting. The family said four days after that shooting, her sister was also shot at the same store and survived her wound. She was also an innocent victim in that shooting.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

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Convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the gas station 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 there been prior violent incidents near or on the property?
  • What security measures were present to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious individuals on the property prior to the incident?

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 gas station owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Deobrah Houston 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 family of Deobrah Houston 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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A'Nyah Davis Fatally Injured in Statesboro, GA Apartment Complex Shooting.

A’Nyah Davis Fatally Injured in Statesboro, GA Apartment Complex Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the death at a Macon apartment complex 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

A man was found shot at a Macon, Georgia apartment complex Monday evening, October 12, 2020.  

As reported by 13WMAZ.com, “[the shooting] happened around 7 p.m. at [an] apartment complex on Thomaston Road.”

According to the report, “Bibb Coroner…says the victim is 26-year-old Joshua Horne, and that he had a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

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.

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

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the incident?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the incident? 

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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the  family of Joshua Horne 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  family of Joshua Horne 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 478.246.1010. 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.

Artavious Allen Fatally Injured in Valdosta, GA Nightclub Stabbing.

Artavious Allen Fatally Injured in Valdosta, GA Nightclub Stabbing. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the stabbing at a Valdosta nightclub 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

A man died after a stabbing incident at a Valdosta, GA nightclub early Wednesday morning, October 7, 2020.

As reported by ValdostaToday.com, “[o]n Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at approximately 2:01 am., Valdosta Police Officers responded to [a club], at 319 East Hill Avenue after receiving several E911 calls about a subject who had been stabbed and was unresponsive.”

WTXL.com is reporting, “[w]hen officers arrived, they provided first aid to the victim, later identified as Artavious Allen, until Emergency Medical Services responded and transported Allen to South Georgia Medical Center.”

Sadly, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

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.

Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this stabbing and shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether these incidents may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property? 
  • Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity prior to the incidents?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 bar owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Artavious Allen 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 family of Artavious Allen 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 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.