Could this Stone Mountain apartment shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the young victim’s family?
17-year-old Erasmus Pratt was fatally shot outside a Stone Mountain apartment complex Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2018.
According to WSB-TV 2, the shooting occurred at the “Terra Creek Apartments on Central Drive after some sort of confrontation.” Tragically, Mr. Pratt reportedly succumbed to his injuries three days later.
Police have since charged a suspect, per AJC reports.
Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of this teenage boy and could this incident have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Pratt’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.
- What security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Pratt 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 failed to provide adequate security, the family of Erasmus Pratt may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
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