Could this senseless loss of life have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
Security measures are in question after a man was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Decatur apartment complex Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
Police told The AJC, gunfire broke out “at an apartment complex in the 2800 block of Misty Waters Drive near Candler Road about 7:15 p.m.” A male victim was discovered with fatal injuries at the scene. Police are still searching for suspects and a motive, per FOX 5 reports.
Initial media reports have not released the names of the complex or victim. A prior shooting occurred “at the Spring Valley Apartment Homes” in the “2800 block of Misty Waters” in July, per CBS 46 reports.
Was negligent security a factor in this fatal Decatur apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior apartment violence in the area?
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 owners failed to provide adequate security, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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