April Harris Killed, 5 Year Old Injured in North Little Rock Apartment Shooting. Was This Tragedy Preventable?

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Did a fatal security lapse contribute to the tragic death of this young mother?

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Mother of four, April Harris, was reportedly shot and killed in front of her children outside a North Little Rock apartment complex Friday morning, January 19, 2018.

According to KATV News, gunfire erupted outside the “Fairfax Crossing Apartments on McCain Park Place,” shortly before 6:30 a.m. Ms. Harris was apparently “walking to her car with her four children…when a man wearing a ski mask and black clothing approached her and began shooting.” Tragically, Ms. Harris succumbed to fatal injuries. Her 5-year-old daughter was transported to Children’s Hospital with injuries. Police have not yet identified a suspect in the unconscionable attack.

The complex was the apparently subject of another fatal shooting investigation in September 2017, per Arkansas Online reports.

Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Arkansas, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Apartment residents have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • How did the gunman gain entry to the complex? What security measures, such as gated entry, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to protect residents and deter crime 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 apartment complex owner and management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of April Harris may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her wrongful death. Additionally, Ms. Harris’s young daughter may also pursue legal claims for her injuries.

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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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