Did negligent security contribute to the shooting and car-jacking at a Stone Mountain apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
Gunfire erupted at a Stone Mountain, Georgia apartment complex Sunday morning, May 12, 2019, leaving one man seriously injured. According to Fox5Atlanta.com, “Paul Edgar is alive after being shot at least nine times by suspected car thieves…[Paul] Edgar was gunned down during an attempted robbery at the Polo Club Apartments on Ashley Creek Circle in the Stone Mountain area around 5 a.m. Sunday morning.” According to the news report, “Edgar was standing by his car in the parking lot when two men ran up on him, demanded his car keys, shot him multiple times then drove off in his car.” Mr. Edgar is recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Police continue to search for the suspects.
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 Paul Edgar 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, Paul Edgar 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 Paul Edgar retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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