Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Man Killed, Wife Injured Outside Marietta Restaurant

Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Man Killed, Wife Injured Outside Marietta Restaurant

Did negligent security contribute to this restaurant parking lot shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for compensation.

Local News

A parking lot shooting outside a Marietta restaurant reportedly claimed the life of 48-year-old Anthony Welch and left his wife, Cynthia, injured Friday night, October 7, 2016.

According to WSB-TV 2, “officers responded to the scene outside the Pappadeaux restaurant in the 2700 block of Windy Hill Road,” shortly after 10:00 p.m. Anthony and Cynthia Welch “were walking to their car from inside the restaurant when they were approached by a man,” WSBTV reports. The assailant apparently opened fire, fatally striking Mr. Welch and injuring Mrs. Welch, before fleeing the scene.

Our Legal Take

Restaurant 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 to those in the parking lot and whether this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.

  • October 2016 Crime Map (spotcrime.com)

    October 2016 Crime Map (spotcrime.com)

    What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?

  • Crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of recent thefts and robberies in the surrounding area. Was the parking lot owner aware of any prior criminal activity on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to deter crime?

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 parking lot owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of Mr. Welch may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death. Additionally, Mrs. Welch may elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries.

Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.

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