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Stadium Village Apartments Shooting, Kennesaw, Georgia Leaves One Person Dead and Two Others Injured.

Stadium Village Apartments Shooting, Kennesaw, Georgia Leaves One Person Dead and Two Others Injured. (WGXA.tv)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Kennesaw 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

Gunfire erupted at a Kennesaw, Georgia apartment complex Sunday afternoon, October 6, 2019, leaving one person dead and two others injured.

As reported by WSBtv.com, “[t]he shooting happened Sunday afternoon at…Apartments off Hidden Forest Court — a complex mostly populated by Kennesaw State University students.”

According to the report, “18-year-old Oluwafemi Oyerinde of Lawrenceville was killed in the shooting [and]…18-year-olds Khalil Bennett of Grayson and Jarius Bonner were taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.”

WXGA.tv is reporting, “the shooting appears to have stemmed from a dispute between neighbors.”

Neighbors in the apartment said “they heard fighting in the apartment next door through the weekend” and those neighbors made a call to the clubhouse Friday night, according to WSBtv.com.

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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:

  • Have there been prior similar incidents or complaints on the property, and, if so, were any precautions taken after any prior incidents?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
  • Were concerns, in fact, voiced to property management prior to this incident and, if so, what efforts did property management undertake to address the concerns?

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, or failed to address concerns upon notice, the victim’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 the victim’s family and any injured victims 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 in Atlanta 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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Antuawn Rico Norman Found Shot to Death at Kennesaw, GA Apartment Complex.

Antuawn Rico Norman Found Shot to Death at Kennesaw, GA Apartment Complex. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the death at a Kennesaw 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 found shot to death at a Kennesaw, Georgia apartment complex, Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

As reported by Fox5Atlanta.com, “[o]fficers were called to [an]…apartment complex on the 3800 block of Jiles Road after reports of a person shot call.”

According to AJC.com, when officers arrived they found “Antuawn Rico Norman, who had been shot to death.”

The investigation is ongoing, no suspects have been identified.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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 death may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people on property prior to the death?

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, the family of Antuawn Rico Norman 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 Antuawn Rico Norman 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 in Georgia 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.