Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at an Atlanta apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
Gunfire erupted at an Atlanta, Georgia apartment complex Tuesday night, April 30, 2019, leaving one man dead. According to AJC.com, “Investigators are still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting at the Cascade Glen Apartment Homes in the 3900 block of Campbellton Road.” The news story reports, “When officers got to the scene around 10:45 p.m., they found the victim with a gunshot wound in the chest. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.” The victim nor the suspect have been identified according to the media report.
There have multiple past reports of violence in this area. AJC reported on a shooting back in June 2016, WSB-TV reported on an incident back in September 2015, and 11Alive reported on an incident back in February 2017.
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 shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
- Did the property owner add any security measures after any reported incidents of violence?
Generally, property owners 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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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