Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Warner Robins apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to Melando Cortez Moore?
Gunfire erupted at a Warner Robins, Georgia apartment complex Monday night, May 6, 2019, leaving one man injured. According to 41NBC.com, “officers responded to a shots-fired call at Tanglewood Apartments. When officers arrived, they found [the victim] unresponsive in the parking lot with a gunshot wound.” 13WMAZ.com is reporting “43-year-old Melando Cortez Moore suffered from a gunshot wound and is still in critical condition at the Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon.” The news story reports that Mr. Moore is a resident at the apartment complex.
The investigation remains open according to media reports.
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, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Moore at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
- How was the suspect able to gain access on to the property?
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, Melando Cortez Moore may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
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 Mr. Moore retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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