Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at an Austell apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
Gunfire erupted at an Austell, Georgia apartment complex Saturday afternoon, May 11, 2019, leaving one teen boy dead. According to Fox5Atlanta.com, “[t]he shooting happened at the Croma Apartment complex in Austell just before one in the afternoon.” According to the report, “Nimar Kelly had been shot multiple times. He was rushed to the hospital but didn’t make it. He was 16 years old.” Patch.com is reporting, “[a] 15-year-old male is believed to have shot [Mr.]Kelly, who was visiting someone at the complex before the shooting happened.”
Police are searching for the suspect according to the 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 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?
- Was there any reports of suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
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, Nimar Kelly’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 Nimar Kelly’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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