Clinton Patterson Victim in Athens Apartment Shooting. Was this a Consequence of Negligent Security?
Clinton Patterson was reportedly shot while fleeing for his life outside the North Grove Apartments Wednesday night, December 21, 2016.
According to the AJC, Mr. Patterson was “critically injured” when gunfire erupted “at North Grove Apartments in the 100 block of Old Hull Road.” Police apparently told media Mr. Patterson “was confronted as he entered an apartment building” and shot when he “attempted to flee the confrontation.”
Police are still “checking video surveillance” and searching for a suspect.
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Our Legal Take
Apartment complex 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 property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex 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, Mr. Patterson may elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
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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