Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Man Shot in Columbus Apartment Home Invasion
Did negligent security contribute to this reported home invasion and shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a claim for substantial compensation.
A man was reportedly shot multiple times during a home invasion at the Cooper Cove Apartments Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
WTVM News reports that Columbus police are investigating the early morning shooting which occurred
“during an attempted home invasion” at “the Cooper Cove Apartments on the 4700 block of Milgen Rd.” The victim apparently suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the arm and head during the incident. He was transported to Midtown Medical Center with injuries. His current condition has not been released.
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 to those at the subject apartment complex and whether this horrific attack may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect residents at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management company 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, the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim 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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