Could the Death of This Young Vidalia Father Have Been Prevented and Is Justice Available to Mr. Clark’s Family?
21-year-old Jerry Lee Clark, Jr. was reportedly shot and killed outside a Vidalia apartment complex Thursday morning, May 10, 2018.
According to WJCL 22, Vidalia police responded to shots fired outside the “Raymonia Apartments on Easter Drive,” shortly after 1:00 a.m. Mr. Clark was discovered on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest and transported to Meadows Hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
A family member told WGXA young Jerry Lee Clark “was smart, intelligent, [and] loved his family.” Sadly, he leaves behind a young son and an unborn daughter.
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. Clark’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 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 fencing, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Clark 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 apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security, Mr. Clark’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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