Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Atlanta 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 legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
A man was reportedly shot and killed at the Buckingham Apartments Monday night, October 3, 2016.
According to 11 Alive News, “[o]fficers responded to the Buckingham Apartments on Washington Road around 6:30 p.m., and when they got there, they found a man in his 30s lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach.”
The victim was apparently transported to the hospital, where he later succumbed to fatal injuries.
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 to those at the apartment complex and whether this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.
How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
- October crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of assaults in the surrounding area. Was the apartment complex aware of any prior criminal activity on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to deter 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 victim’s family 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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