Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Emory Austin Carter, Jr. Killed in Valdosta Community Center Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to the tragic death of this young man? We represent, and have recovered millions of dollars for, individuals who have suffered an injury or tragic loss as a consequence of negligent security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claim for substantial compensation.
20-year-old Emory Austin Carter, Jr. was reportedly shot and killed at the Ora Lee West Community Center Monday, November 28, 2016. According to WALB News, gunfire erupted “at the Ora Lee West Community Center in the 600 block of East Ann Street around 7:45 p.m.” Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting.
Our Legal Take
Residents and guests of a community 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 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 property owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the family of Emory Carter, Jr. 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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