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Roctavia Edwards, Jayden Ellington Fatally Injured in Macon, GA Apartment Complex Shooting; Devin Washington, Christian Edwards in Critical Condition.

Roctavia Edwards, Jayden Ellington Fatally Injured in Macon, GA Apartment Complex Shooting; Devin Washington, Christian Edwards in Critical Condition. (Fox5Atlanta.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Macon apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims families and injured victims?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Two men are dead and two others were injured after a shooting at a Macon, Georgia apartment complex Tuesday evening, July 26, 2022.

As reported by Fox5Atlanta.com, “[the shooting] happened shortly after 7 p.m. at [apartments] located at 624 Forest Hill Road. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said a large gathering was taking place outside one of the apartment buildings when the shooting happened.”

41nbc.com is reporting, “[d]eputies confirm two people were pronounced dead. They say one of the other two victims is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition.”
According to the report, “17-year-old Jayden Ellington and 26-year-old Roctavia Edwards were pronounced dead…17-year-old Devin Washington is in critical condition at Atrium Health Navicent and 18-year-old Christian Edwards is in stable condition at Atrium Health Navicent.”
The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shootings? 

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the complex lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the families of Roctavia Edwards and Jayden Ellington may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, Christian Edwards and Devin Washington may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the families of Roctavia Edwards and Jayden Ellington retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $125 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

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