Did negligent security contribute to this shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire erupted early Saturday morning, May 6, 2023 at a Detroit, MI gas station leaving one man dead and two others injured.
As reported by ClickonDetroit.com, “[t]he shooting occurred Saturday (May 6) at 3 a.m. in the 12800 block of West McNichols.”
NBCnews.com is reporting, “[t]he shooting occurred after 3 a.m. Saturday. [The suspect] tried to leave the gas station with items worth less than $4 after an electronic purchase was rejected, but the clerk locked the door…[the suspect] threatened to shoot everyone inside the gas station unless the door was unlocked.”
According to the report, “[a]fter the men were shot, the clerk unlocked the door to the store, and [the suspect] fled from the scene.”
Mlive.com is reporting, “Gregory Kelly, 37, of Detroit, was fatally shot…A 60-year-old man and 37-year-old man were also injured in the shooting.”
The shooting investigation is ongoing.
IS JUSTICE AVAILABLE? OUR LEGAL TAKE
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 Gregory Kelly may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.
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 Gregory Kelly and any injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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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.
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