Could this senseless shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. King and Mr. Respress?
Security measures are in question after a Macon apartment shooting left Tyveontae King, 18, and Raymond Respress, 20, injured Friday morning, July 20, 2018.
According to The Macon Telegraph, the shooting occurred shortly before 5 a.m. at the “Majestic Garden Apartments at 2560 Rocky Creek Road.”
Police told WGXA News, Mr. King and Mr. Respress “were returning from an area convenience store and walking into the building when an unknown person drove by and fired several shots from an unknown direction.” Both men suffered gunshot wounds. Their current conditions have not been released.
Was negligent security a factor and could this senseless shooting have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. King and Mr. Respress may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Apartment 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 at the subject property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. King and Mr. Respress 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, Tyveontae King and Raymond Respress may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.
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