Could the senseless loss of this young man have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Burrus’ family?
Security measures are in question after 22-year-old Davonte Burrus was shot and killed outside “the Maple Gardens apartment complex Wednesday night,” September 26, 2018, according to The Daily Journal.
Police told NJ.com officers discovered Mr. Burrus “with gunshot wounds in the center lot” of the apartment complex around 6 p.m. Mr. Burrus was transported to Inspira Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
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? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Burrus 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, the family of Davonte Burrus 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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