Lithia Springs Gas Station Attempted Robbery and Shooting Leaves One Man Dead.

Lithia Springs Gas Station Attempted Robbery and Shooting Leaves One Man Dead. (WSBtv.com)

Could the shooting death at a Lithia Springs gas station have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire erupted at a Lithia Springs, Georgia gas station Tuesday morning, November 12, 2019, leaving one man dead.

As reported by AJC.com, “[d]eputies were sent to a Chevron at 1870 Lee Road on a call of shots fired with person down.”

WSBtv.com is reporting, “[w]hen [officers] arrived, they found a man dead in a grassy area.”

According to the report, “[d]eputies believed the shooting started off as a robbery.”

The shooting investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

Gas station and convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the gas station is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior violent incidents near or on the property?
  • What security measures were present to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious individuals on the property prior to the incident?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the gas station owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim’s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Emory Ware Fatally Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident on State Route 3 and Maddox Chapel Road in Dalton, GA.

Emory Ware Fatally Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident on State Route 3 and Maddox Chapel Road in Dalton, GA. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Dalton News

An accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in Dalton, Georgia claimed the life of a young man early Sunday night, November 10, 2019.

As reported by MoultrieObserver.com, “[a] trooper was dispatched to the intersection of State Route 3 (the Dalton Bypass) and Maddox Chapel Road to a report of a pedestrian being struck at about 1:20 a.m.”

According to the report, “the trooper determined the crash involved a single vehicle that left the scene, a Buick sedan traveling north on State Route 3.”

The tragic victim was identified as “Emory Ware, 18,” per the media report.

The GSP’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, the family of Emory Ware may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their loss.  The Murray Law Firm has had extensive and successful experience representing victims of motor vehicle and motorcycle claims in Georgia and the legal team at the firm suggests that the family of Emory Ware should retain a law firm without delay to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation and the preservation of any and all evidence. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before this evidence is damaged or destroyed.

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Christopher Barnes Killed in Clayton County, GA Gas Station Shooting.

Christopher Barnes Killed in Clayton County, GA Gas Station Shooting. (11Alive.com)

Could the shooting death at a Clayton County gas station have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire erupted at a Clayton County, Georgia gas station Wednesday afternoon, November 6, 2019, leaving one man dead.

As reported by 11Alive.com, “[i]t was around 3:15 p.m. on Nov. 6 when officers from the Clayton County Police Department and sheriff’s deputies responded to the intersection of Rex Road and Mt. Zion Boulevard after getting reports of a shooting.”

According to the report, “they found a man laying on the ground in the parking lot of a…gas station, unresponsive.”

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

AJC.com identified the victim as “28-year-old Christopher Barnes.”

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting according to media reports.

Our Legal Take

Gas station and convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the gas station is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior violent incidents near or on the property?
  • What security measures were present to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious individuals on the property prior to the incident?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the gas station owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, Christopher Barnes’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that Christopher Barnes’ family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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