Did negligent security contribute to this shooting death and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
Gunfire erupted Monday evening, April 15, 2019 at a DeKalb, Georgia convenience store leaving one person dead.
According to AJC.com, “[t]he deadly shooting happened at the Quick Stop at 1101 North Hairston Road in unincorporated Stone Mountain…[a]bout 6:30 p.m., officers found the man on the ground in the doorway with a gunshot wound.” The victim later died at an area hospital according to the report. No suspects have been identified.
This convenience store has apparently been in the news before, Fox5Atlanta.com reported on a shooting death in June 2018.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Convenience store and 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 at the convenience store and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- Were any extra security measures incorporated after any prior incidents of violence?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear windows, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim 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 convenience store owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’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 the victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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 out Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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