Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Columbus Apartment Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to this fatal shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a claim for substantial compensation.
41-year-old Calvin Denson was reportedly shot and killed outside the Warren Williams apartment complex late Saturday afternoon, April 30, 2016. According to WTVM News 9, Columbus Police responded to the shooting, on Wynnton Road, around 5:30pm. Authorities apparently discovered Mr. Denson “outside of Warren Williams apartments…with gunshot wounds.”
Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting, presumably leaving residents concerned for the safety of their families. It appears the complex has a history of violence; media reports indicate another shooting occurred in November 2012.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. Given the reported history of violence on property, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those in the apartment complex parking lot and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner, following reports of a previous shooting, to deter such 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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the family of Calvin Denson may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.
Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, 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.
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