Jaylen Shabazz, 18, Killed in Atlanta Apartment Shooting; Was This Tragedy Preventable?


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Could the tragic loss of this Atlanta teenager have been prevented are justice and compensation available to Jaylen Shabazz’s family?

Security measures are in question following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Jaylen Shabazz, killed outside an Atlanta apartment complex Saturday night, December 15, 2018.

Police told The AJC, officers initially responded to shots fired “at the Greenbriar Mill Apartment Homes” in the “3300 block of Stone Road in southwest Atlanta about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.” They did not locate any victims or suspects at that time. Officers later returned to the scene “about 9 a.m. Sunday after a second caller reported a person down…behind one of the apartment buildings.”

The tragic loss of such a young man and the critical time lapse prior to his discovery raise disturbing questions over security measures at the complex.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless Atlanta apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Shabazz’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. Shabazz at the time of the shooting?
  • Media reports indicate Mr. Shabazz was shot at 10:30p on Saturday, but not found until 9a on Sunday. Was an overnight security patrol on duty during this critical time? Was the area properly lit?

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, Mr. Shabazz’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

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