Justice Available? Akeem Ellison Loses Life in Thomaston, GA Graduation Party; Two Other Juveniles Injured.

Akeem Ellison Loses Life in Thomaston, GA Graduation Party; Elijuan Wright, One Other Juvenile Injured.

Justice Available? Akeem Ellison Loses Life in Thomaston, GA Graduation Party; Two Other Juveniles Injured. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Thomaston event center and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victims?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.


A young man lost his life and two teens were injured after a shooting at a Thomaston, Georgia event center early Saturday morning, May 28, 2022.

As reported by WSBtv.com, “officers were called to [an Event center] at Park Lane in reference to three people being shot just before 1 a.m. Police say at least 200 people, most of whom were juveniles, were at the graduation party when the shooting happened.”

WJCL.com is reporting, “[officials] believe the shooting started after a fight broke out inside the event center where the party was held.”
According to the CBS46.com, “[t]wo people were flown to Macon hospital in serious condition and one person died…18-year-old Akeem Ellison died at Upson Regional Medical Center. The second shooting victim [a] 17-year-old…and a 15-year-old were treated with serious injuries.”
The investigation is ongoing.



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Patrons of event centers have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the event center is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the event center aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shootings? 

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the event center lacked adequate security to protect its guests, the family of Akeem Ellison may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Akeem Ellison and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.


The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $125 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

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