Could this Atlanta gas station shooting have been prevented?
Elliot Jacoby Johnson, 26, tragically was shot and killed at an Atlanta gas station Tuesday morning, March 2, 2018, while reportedly assisting friends in need.
Per reporting from the AJC, the young “father…was gunned down while helping friends change a tire at a south Fulton County gas station” at about “3 a.m. Tuesday.” Channel 2 news reports that “[s]urveillance footage captured the deadly shooting and…police are now looking for [5 people].” Sadly, Mr. Johnson leaves behind a young daughter according both news outlets.
Was negligent security on the part of the property owner a factor in this senseless shooting, and could this have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those at the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols, and other safety measures were in place to protect Mr. Johnson and deter crime at the time of the shooting?
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 property owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of Mr. Johnson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for one of our Georgia Clients in Fulton County State Court.
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