Could this tragic Columbus apartment shooting have been prevented are justice and compensation available to Derrick Scott’s family?
34-year-old Derrick Scott was shot when gunfire erupted “at the Sands Apartments on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard” Sunday night, December 9, 2018, according to The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Mr. Scott was transported to Piedmont Midtown Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
Police have not yet revealed a suspect or motive. A neighbor told WRBL “she’s lived in the area for years and crime has always been an issue to the point where she feels unsafe in her own community.”
Was negligent security a factor in this Columbus apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Scott’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Scott 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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, Derrick Scott’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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