Was this a Security Lapse? Redmond Apartment Complex New Year’s Shooting
A young man was reportedly shot and killed during a New Years Eve party at the Trails of Redmond apartment complex.
According to KIRO 7 News, the fatal shooting occurred “after midnight on New Year’s Eve at ‘The Trails of Redmond.'” Police told Channel 7, “about 100 people were crammed into the clubhouse and set off the fire alarm.” Responding firefighters apparently “heard a gunshot” and discovered “a man in his early 20s outside the building.” The victim succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.
Residents informed KIRO 7 that it is possible that the hosts of the party did not reside at the property. On resident indicated that “[p]eople like this will just come here, break in, and think it’s OK to throw a party but they don’t even live here.” The news station investigation apparently revealed that “fliers [were] posted to social media advertising the New Year’s Eve ‘After Party'”, with “the ‘hosts say[ing] ‘bring your own bottles and weed,’ 18 and over, ladies free, guys $2.”
Did negligent security contribute to the death of this young man? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Washington, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 888.842.1616.
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 in the complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Was the apartment complex owner or management aware of the large party on property? What access controls and security measures, such as gated entry, guest screening, weapons screening, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been any prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment owner or management to protect residents and guests?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company 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 his wrongful death.
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.
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