Jermaine Riley Killed, Cortez Pounds Injured in Atlanta Apartment Shooting; Security Lapse?


Could the tragic loss of this teenage boy have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to Jermaine Riley’s family?

Security measures are in question after an Atlanta apartment shooting claimed the life of 17-year-old Jermaine Riley and left 20-year-old Cortez Pounds injured October 26, 2018.

Police told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “[Mr.] Riley and [Mr.] Pounds were driving through the Fairfield Square townhomes on Hackamore Drive and Old National Highway when bullets started flying about 3:30 p.m. Friday.” Both young victims were transported to the hospital, where Mr. Riley tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.

Investigators have since made an arrest in connection with the shooting, per FOX 5 reports.

Was negligent security a factor in this fatal Atlanta apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Jermaine Riley’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Residents and guests of residential properties such as apartments and townhomes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the young victims 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 complex owners failed to provide adequate security, Jermaine Riley’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, Cortez Pound may pursue legal claims for his injuries.

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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