Could the Death of This Columbus Father Have Been Prevented and Is Justice Available to the Family?
A shooting at a Columbus apartment complex reportedly claimed the life of Kenyon Thomas Friday evening, April 20, 2018, per WALB reports.
According to WTVM, gunfire broke out at the complex around 7:30 p.m. Mr. Thomas was transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries. Neighbors told media Mr. Thomas “was a great friend, person and father to his daughter.” Police are apparently still searching for suspects and a motive, and the family of Mr. Thomas is “hoping whoever is responsible will be brought to justice.”
Was negligent security a factor in this tragic shooting and could this incident have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Kenyon Thomas’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 bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect Mr. Thomas and deter crime 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, the family of Kenyon Thomas may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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