Did negligent security contribute to the tragic death of Jarvis Lee Jones and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Jones’ family?
Gunfire erupted at an Augusta, Georgia apartment complex Wednesday, February 27, 2019, leaving one man dead according to a media report.
According to WRDW.com, “the shooting happened at the River Glen apartments on the 200 block of Telfair Street and East Boundary.” The news story reports “31-year-old Jarvis Lee Jones from Augusta was shot one time and was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:15 p.m.” WRDW.com reports “a man has been arrested after a deadly shooting in Augusta Wednesday night at River Glen Apartments.”
WJBF.com has apparently reported on a shooting in the same apartment complex back in September of 2017.
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 shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
- What action was taken to address any prior violent activities on to the property?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Jones at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners 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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the Mr. Jones’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, 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. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that Mr. Jones’ family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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