Could this Parking Lot Shooting Have Been Prevented, and Is Justice Available to the Family?
25-year-old Daniel Perez was tragically shot in a Cobb County parking lot Friday, March 23, 2018. Per WSBTV reporting, “[Mr.] Perez was shot in the head while sitting in a truck” with his younger brother. The brothers were reportedly approached by two men, and “[o]ne of the men fired his gun.” Mr. Perez’ sister in-law told the news outlet that the individuals are “cowards for doing this, especially the way they did it by sneaking up on them and running away.” According to family members, the young father was left “brain dead and on life support,” and CBS46 sadly reports that he “passed away Monday evening after being taken off of life support.”
The incident occurred “in the 3400 block of Old 41 Highway” per AJC reporting.
Was negligent security on the part of the parking lot owner or manager a factor in this senseless shooting, and could this incident have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Daniel Perez’ family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Parking lot 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 parking lot and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as security patrols or other safety measures were in place to protect Mr. Perez and deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of crime in the parking lot or in the surrounding area? If so, did the parking lot owner take any precautionary measures to protect against future similar crime?
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 parking lot owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of Mr. Daniel Perez may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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