Could the shooting death of Andrew Lemon Jackson at a Miami-Dade nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Jackson’s family?
Gunfire rang out at a Miami-Dade, Florida nightclub early Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, leaving one man dead. According to MiamiHerald.com, “[a] man was shot to death Saturday morning after a dispute inside a Northwest Miami-Dade strip club spilled into the parking lot and escalated to a gunfight.” Local10.com reports “the shooting happened around 1 a.m. outside Club Lexx in the 12000 block of Northwest 27th Avenue.” The news story reports “a group of men got into argument inside the club, causing security guards to escort them from the building. The argument continued in the parking lot and turned physical. Multiple people drew weapons and fired at each other.” According to Local10.com, “[o]ne [of] the shots struck 26-year-old Andrew Lemon Jackson, killing him.”
The suspects left the scene and have not been identified according to the media outlets.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons 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.
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Were there security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, security personnel, and security patrol in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Jackson and others at the time of the shooting?
- Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
- Were police called prior to the incident escalating to gunfire?
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 owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, Mr. Jackson’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. Jackson’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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