Could This Decatur Apartment Shooting Have Been Prevented?
Gunfire erupted outside the Waterford Manor apartment complex in Decatur Friday, July 7, 2017, reportedly claiming the life of one man.
According to 11 Alive News, the shooting occurred “around 3:30 Friday morning at the Waterford Manor Apartments located at 4105 Covington Highway.” Tragically, FOX 5 reports, a male victim succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.
The complex was apparently the subject of a prior shooting investigation in May 2016. WTVM reports, a stray bullet ripped through the bedroom wall of two young children in that terrifying incident.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? We represent individuals and families in Georgia who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 404.842.1600.
Our Legal Take
Apartment complex 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 to those at the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Were any additional security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior gun violence on property?
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 apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wronful death.
Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, 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.
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