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Atlanta, GA Gas Station Shooting on Pryor Rd Claims One Life, Injures Two Other People.

Christopher Brooks Identified as Victim in Fatal Atlanta, GA Gas Station Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting death at an Atlanta gas station have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

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Gunfire erupted at an Atlanta, Georgia gas station Sunday evening, July 5, 2020, leaving one man dead and two other people injured.

As reported by 11Alive.com, “[p]olice said the latest deadly shooting happened around 7:20 p.m. near [a gas] Station at 1192 Pryor Road.”

According to the report, “[p]olice arrived to find a…man who appeared to have been shot.”  The victim has been identified by 11Alive.com as “53-year-old Christopher Brooks.”  Following an investigation, “[p]olice said [Mr.] Brooks was ‘assisting a male who was having vehicle trouble’ at the gas station” when he was struck by gunfire.

CBS46.com is reporting, “[officers] found a second victim who appeared to have been grazed by a bullet and was in stable condition. A third shooting victim, who police say was shot at the same location, was taken to Grady Hospital by private vehicle.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

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Gas station and convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the gas station 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:

  • Have there been prior violent incidents near or on the property?
  • What security measures were present to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious individuals on the property prior to the incident?

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 gas station owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, Christopher Brook’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victims 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 Christopher Brook’s family and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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Neighbors near a high-crime Atlanta gas station are calling for an end to violence following an apparent string of shootings over the last few months.

According to  WSBTV 2,  a “Chevron…located on the corner of Lakewood Avenue and Jonesboro Road” has been the subject of three shooting investigations in the last four months. Residents voiced concerns with media, “saying it’s too dangerous to even drive by.”

The apparent history of criminal activity at the gas station raises grave questions over security measures at the property.

  • Has there been prior criminal activity on or near property? If so, what additional security measures could be implemented to reduce such crime on property in the future?
  • Are all security features, such as lighting, fencing and surveillance cameras, in place and working?
  • Is the gas station properly staffed with enough employees to both assist patrons and monitor the property?
  • Is a security guard or off-duty police officer visibly stationed on the premises?
  • Does the gas station provide bright lighting at all service areas?
  • Are the gas pumps, air pressure tanks, and other service areas clearly visible to gas station employees?
  • Do employees utilize a bulletproof pass-through window for late-night cash transactions?

Victims of Gas Station Violence: Know Your Rights

Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By law, Georgia property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.

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Security Failure? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Atlanta Gas Station Shooting

Did negligent security contribute to this gas station shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.

Local News

A man was reportedly shot and injured outside of an Atlanta Chevron gas station Tuesday morning, October 18, 2016.

According to The AJC, the shooting occurred at “the Chevron on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.” The victim was reportedly “approached by two men in a black jaguar and shot in the stomach about 4:40 a.m..”

Police have apparently not yet identified suspects or a motive.

Our Legal Take

Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on premises of the establishment they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm regularly represents victims of gas station violence in Georgia, and questions the level of security provided and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting? 
  • Was the gas station owner aware of any prior incidents of violence on or near the property?  If so, were 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 gas station owner or management 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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