Could This Tragic Stone Mountain Apartment Shooting Have Been Prevented?
22-year-old John Darios Smith was reportedly shot and killed when gunfire erupted outside a Stone Mountain apartment complex Sunday night, July 23, 2017.
According to the AJC, the shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. “at a complex along Hambrick Road.” Responding officers apparently discovered Mr. Smith wounded inside a vehicle. He was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to fatal injuries.
Police are still searching for suspects and witnesses, per WSB-TV 2 reports.
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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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What parking lot security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents 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 apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of John Darios Smith may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful 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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