David Lee Swanigan, Rosalba G. Torres Arceo: Justice for Family? Fatally Injured in Indianapolis, IN Gas Station Shooting.

David Swanigan, Rosalba Torres Arceo: Justice for Family? Fatally Injured in Indianapolis, IN Gas Station Shooting.

David Swanigan, Rosalba Torres Arceo: Justice for Family? Fatally Injured in Indianapolis, IN Gas Station Shooting. (WRTV.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victims families? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Gunfire erupted Sunday night, Nov 19, 2023 at an Indianapolis, IN gas station leaving two people dead.

As reported by WRTV.com, “Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to [a gas station] located at W. 29th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street on reports of a person shot at 11 p.m.”

According to the report, “[u]pon arrival, officers located two victims suffering from gunshot injuries. The first victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim was originally reported to be in critical condition, but later died.”

WTHR.com is reporting, “[o]n Monday, Nov. 20, the Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as 25-year-old Rosalba G. Torres Arceo and man as 22-year-old David Lee Swanigan.”

The shooting investigation is ongoing.



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Gas Station and convenience store 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?
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • Were any security personnel at the property?
  • Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting? 
  • Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?

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, or failed to properly hire or retain employees, the family of Rosalba G. Torres Arceo and David Lee Swanigan 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 the family of Rosalba G. Torres Arceo and David Lee Swanigan retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.


The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $125 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

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