Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Redditt’s family?
Gunfire erupted outside a South Fulton, Georgia Shopping Center on Friday evening, March 2, 2019, leaving one male teen shot and killed. According to CBS46.com, “[a]n 18-year-old was fatally shot in a Kroger shopping center off of Old National Highway…the shooting took place around 7 p.m. in the 6000 block.” WSBtv.com is reporting “[s]urveillance video caught the last seconds of [the] teen’s life as he left a barbershop in the mall.” The news story reports the victim as “18-year-old Willie Redditt IV.”
The suspect fled the scene and the investigation is ongoing according to media outlets.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Shopping center 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 shopping center and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Was there any reports of suspicious activity prior to the incident?
- What security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Redditt 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 property owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Willie Reddit’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 Mr. Redditt’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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