Could the senseless shooting of a pregnant Memphis woman have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Ms. Jackson and her newborn son?
Three weeks after giving birth to a healthy son, Memphis mother Alexes Jackson speaks out on the violent apartment home invasion she survived while pregnant.
According to FOX 13, an assailant broke into Ms. Jackson’s home “at the Legacy at the Parkway” apartment complex, “took her cellphone, shot her, and left in a white Mercedes vehicle.”
Ms. Jackson told police she “started knocking on doors and screaming for help, but nobody answered,” per FOX 13 reports. “She ran a mile to a friend’s apartment in the 3100 block of Ridgeway, which is where she called 911.”
The harrowing ordeal raises grave questions over security measures at the complex.
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 unconscionable shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Ms. Jackson at the time of the shooting?
- Where was apartment security and management as the pregnant victim ran through the complex screaming for help?
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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Alexes Jackson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries and any injuries suffered by her infant son.
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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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