Preventable Tragedy? Joseph Anthony Pintucci, 18, Killed in Dallas Parking Garage Shooting

Joseph Anthony Pintucci Killed in Dallas Parking Garage Shooting

Joseph Anthony Pintucci, 18, Killed in Dallas Parking Garage Shooting (CBS DFW)

Did negligent security contribute to the tragic loss of this young man and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Pintucci’s family?


Security measures are under scrutiny following the tragic death of 18-year-old Joseph Anthony Pintucci, killed in a Dallas shopping center parking garage Thursday evening, January 24, 2019.

According to CBS DFW, gunfire erupted shortly after 10 p.m. “on the upper level of the Shops at Park Lane parking garage, just outside Dick’s Sporting Goods.”  Mr. Pintucci was transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.

Dallas police have since made an arrest in connection with the shooting, per NBC 5 reports.


Store and parking garage patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the parking facility and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear sight lines, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Pintucci 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 mall or parking garage owners or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Joseph Anthony Pintucci’s family 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.


The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims and their families and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out 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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