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Daquan Murphy Fatally Injured in Austell, GA Apartment Complex Shooting.

Daquan Murphy Fatally Injured in Austell, GA Apartment Complex Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at an Austell apartment complex 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

A man was shot and killed at an Austell, Georgia apartment complex early Tuesday morning, January 14, 2020.  

As reported by AJC.com, “Cobb County police were called to…apartments on Anderson Mill Road near the East-West Connector about 1 a.m. after receiving a call about a person shot.”

According to the report, “[t]hey arrived to find Daquan Murphy of Austell with a gunshot wound to the torso.”

The victim was taken to WellStar Cobb Hospital where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.

The shooting 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 apartment 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 victim 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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, Daquan Murphy‘s  family 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 Daquan Murphy‘s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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Nimar Kelly, South Cobb High School Student, Killed in Austell Apartment Complex Shooting.

Nimar Kelly, South Cobb High School Student, Killed in Austell Apartment Complex Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at an Austell apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at an Austell, Georgia apartment complex Saturday afternoon, May 11, 2019, leaving one teen boy dead.  According to Fox5Atlanta.com, “[t]he shooting happened at the Croma Apartment complex in Austell just before one in the afternoon.”  According to the report, “Nimar Kelly had been shot multiple times. He was rushed to the hospital but didn’t make it. He was 16 years old.”  Patch.com is reporting, “[a] 15-year-old male is believed to have shot [Mr.]Kelly, who was visiting someone at the complex before the shooting happened.”

Police are searching for the suspect according to the media reports.

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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious activity prior to 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 apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Nimar Kelly’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. 

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 Nimar Kelly’s  family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

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

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record 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 404.842.1600. 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.