Security Negligence? Malik Harvey, Jahlil Brickhouse Killed in Augusta Apartment Complex Shooting.

Malik Harvey, Jahlil Brickhouse Killed in Augusta Apartment Complex Shooting.

Malik Harvey, Jahlil Brickhouse Killed in Augusta Apartment Complex Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at an Augusta apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s families?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at an Augusta, Georgia apartment complex Wednesday, July 24, 2019, leaving two young men dead.

As reported by WRDW.com, “the victims were shot at…Apartments on Lumpkin Road.”  

According to the report, “Malik Harvey, 18, and Jahlil Brickhouse, 20, were taken to a local hospital where they both later died.”

AugustaChronicle.com is reporting that a second arrest has been made in connection to the double homicide.

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex 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, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people on property prior to the shooting?

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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Malik Harvey and Jahlil Brickhouse may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. 

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 Malik Harvey and Jahlil Brickhouse retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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