Could the shooting death at a Tucson mall have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Update: According to AZcentral.com, “[t]he victim was identified as 18-year-old Darne Jackson.”
A man was killed in a shooting at a Tucson, AZ mall Tuesday evening, February 1, 2022.
As reported by KGUN9.com, “[o]fficers responded to the [mall] parking lot, located at 5890 E Broadway Boulevard at around 6:20 p.m. for a report of a shooting.”
KVOA.com is reporting, “[w]hen the officers arrived at the scene, one adult male was found with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. That individual was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.”
According to the report, “the man succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at the medical facility.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Mall and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- Did the mall have adequate security in place at the time of the shooting?
- What security measures, such as visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Darne Jackson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Darne Jackson retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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