Could the senseless loss of this young Columbia mother have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Ms. Evans’ family?
Security measures are under scrutiny after 32-year-old Cherrelle Evans was fatally shot at the “Waverly Place Apartments during what’s believed to be a burglary” on October 5, 2018, according to FOX 57.
Ms. Evans was transported to the hospital, where she tragically succumbed to fatal injuries nine days later, per WISTV 10 reports. Ms. Evans leaves behind a 10-year-old son. Family members are still “seeking justice and want to see the man who did this behind bars.”
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.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- How did the intruder gain access to the property?
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Cherrelle Evans 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 property owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Cherrelle Evans’ 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 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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