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Traquan Dashawn Salley Killed, Dameun Sanders injured in Augusta, GA Nightclub Shooting.

Traquan Dashawn Salley Killed, Dameun Sanders injured in Augusta, GA Nightclub Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting at an Augusta nightclub 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.

Local News

Gunfire rang out at an Augusta, Georgia nightclub early Sunday morning, January 12, 2020, leaving one person dead and one injured.

As reported by WFXG.com, “[t]he Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was called to Club Viral on Laney Walker Blvd. in reference to a shooting. Officials learned once on scene that a man was shot in the neck and transported himself to the hospital.”

According to the report, “20-year-old Traquan Dashawn Salley of Wagener, SC died from his injuries at Augusta University ER.”

WJBF.com is reporting, “[d]uring the course of the investigation, authorities learned that Dameun Sanders, 27, of Wagner, S.C. was also shot.”

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting according to the media report.

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

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Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property 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 prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property, and were any security measures implemented to address any past incidents? 
  • Does the property have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?

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 property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Traquan Dashawn Salley may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.  Any injured victims, such as Mr. Sanders, may also 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 family of Traquan Dashawn Salley and any injured victims 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 $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Charles Edward Lawson III, Ja Brie Savonjay Dominguez Killed in Augusta, GA Nightclub Shooting.

Charles Edward Lawson III, Ja Brie Savonjay Dominguez Killed in Augusta, GA Nightclub Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting deaths at an Augusta nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims families?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire rang out at an Augusta, Georgia nightclub early Saturday morning, December 7, 2019, leaving two young men dead.

As reported by WSBtv.com, “the shooting occurred at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at [a] Club in Augusta.”

According to the report the victims have been identified as “Charles Edward Lawson III, 28, and Ja Brie Savonjay Dominguez, 23.”

WJBF.com is reporting, a suspect has been arrested and is facing ” two counts of murder, aggravated assault, and related gun charges.”

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the nightclub 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 prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property? 
  • Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
  • What nightclub security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of the shooting?

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 nightclub owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Charles Edward Lawson III and Ja Brie Savonjay Dominguez may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

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 family of Charles Edward Lawson III and Ja Brie Savonjay Dominguez retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Jaelynn Huff Injured in Edge Nightclub Shooting.

Jaelynn Huff Injured in Augusta Nightclub Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could this nightclub shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

Augusta News

Gunfire erupted at an Augusta, Georgia nightclub early Friday morning, March 1, 2019, injuring one woman.  According to WFXG.com, “[t]he Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early Friday morning shooting at the Edge Nightclub in Augusta.”  WRDW.com is reporting,  “[t]he shooting stemmed from an argument between [the suspect] and five others inside the nightclub…[the suspect] and the others were asked to leave the club.”  After leaving the club, “[the suspect] retrieved a gun from her car and opened fire on the victim and four others…[t]he victim was struck in the head,” according to WRDW.com.  In a subsequent news story, WJBF.com is reporting the victim as ” 25-year-old Jaelynn Huff.”

The suspect has apparently been arrested and charged per media reports.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • Were authorities called when the initial argument escalated in intensity?
  • What nightclub security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Ms. Huff and others at the time of the shooting?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the nightclub owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, Ms. Huff  may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, 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. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that Ms. Huff retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.