Logan Novak, Harry Butler Killed in Aiken Apartment Shooting. Was This Tragedy Preventable?

Did a fatal security lapse contribute to this tragic loss?

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Nearly three months since the fatal shooting of Logan Novak and Harry Butler outside the Hahn Village apartment complex, family and community members are still seeking answers and justice.

According to The Augusta Chronicle, Mr. Novak and Mr. Butler were shot and killed “at Hahn Village in…the 300 block of Bradby Lane on [November 18, 2017].” Police are still searching for suspects. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is now offering “$10,000 for information leading to [an] arrest and conviction.”

WFXG reports, “residents of the complex say the crime activity there has been ongoing and has created an atmosphere of fear.” The WFXG investigation reveals police responded to “156 calls” at the complex in 2017, including ten burglaries, nine shots fired and one sexual assault.

Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss? 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 victims’ families may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in South Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

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 on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • How did the gunmen gain entry to the complex?
  • What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior criminal activity on property?

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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the families of Logan Novak and Harry Butler may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths.

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 victims’ families retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

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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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