Could the Death of This Young GSU Student Have Been Prevented and Is Justice Available to Mr. Williams’s Family?
Gunfire reportedly erupted outside an Atlanta gas station Tuesday evening, May 15, 2018, tragically claiming the life of 24-year-old GSU student Jason Williams.
According to WSB-TV 2, the deadly shooting occurred in the parking lot of a “Citgo gas station on Columbia Drive.” The AJC reports, Mr. Williams was “majoring in business administration at Georgia State’s Clarkston campus.” Police are still searching for the suspect and a motive.
Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of life and could this incident have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Williams’ family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the subject property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of crime on or near property? What security measures, such as clear windows, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Williams 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 gas station owner or management failed to provide adequate security, Mr. Williams’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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