Preventable Tragedy? Edwin Gonzales-Urbina Killed in Richmond Restaurant Shooting.

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Edwin Gonzales-Urbina Killed in Richmond Restaurant Shooting. (Stock Photo:

Did a security failure contribute to the tragic loss of Edwin Gonzales-Urbina and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Gonzales-Urbina’s family?

Local News

Security measures are under scrutiny after gunfire erupted at a Richmond, Virginia restaurant Thursday, February 14, 2019, killing one man.

According to, “Richmond Police responded to 3100 block of Broad Rock Boulevard…for a person shot.” reports, “[u]pon arrival, officers found Edwin Gonzales-Urbina who was at the bar suffering from a gunshot wound.”  The news outlet report that Mr. Gonzales-Urbina “was transported to a local hospital where he died several hours later.”

No arrests have been made according to the media outlets.

Our Legal Take

Restaurant 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 there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
  • Was there any suspicius activity prior to the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as bright parking lot lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Gonzales-Urbina 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 restaurant owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Edwin Gonzales-Urbina 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. Gonzales-Urbina’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.


The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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