Security Failure? DeMarco Williams Killed in Clarkston, GA Triple Shooting.

DeMarco Williams Losses Life in Clarkston, GA Triple Shooting.

DeMarco Williams Losses Life in Clarkston, GA Triple Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Clarkston property 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 is dead and two others injured after a shooting at a Clarkston, Georgia property early Wednesday morning, August 26, 2020.  

As reported by 11Alive.com, “DeKalb County Police Department responded to the scene off North Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston at around 3:30 a.m.”

According to the report, “[w]hen officers arrived, they found three people suffering from gunshot wounds.”
AJC.com is reporting, “[a] man, later identified as DeMarco Williams, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other two were taken to a hospital.”

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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Individuals have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises that they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property 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:

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

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 those at the location, the  family of DeMarco Williams may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.  In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

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 DeMarco Williams and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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