Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Young Woman Killed in last Station Robbery-Shooting
A 25-year-old young woman was tragically shot and killed during a reported robbery attempt at a gas station, on Redan Road at South Indian Creek Drive, early Friday morning, October 23, 2015.
According to The Atlanta Journal Constitution, the young lady had “gone inside the store to make a purchase and was confronted by several suspects.” The suspects apparently attempted to rob the victim and opened fire when she resisted, striking her several times before fleeing the scene.
Our Legal Take
The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those on the gas station property, and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near the property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the gas station owner or management to protect patrons?
By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the gas station owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of the young victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for her wrongful death. Based upon its extensive and successful experience in handling negligent security cases in 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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