Did negligent security contribute to this tragic Denver shooting?
An argument reportedly escalated into gunfire outside a Community Event Center Sunday morning, January 28, 2018, claiming the lives of 26-year-old Kendrick Shaw and 31-year-old Rocca Guyton .
According to FOX 31, a group of people were leaving the “Community Event Center” when an “argument broke out in the parking lot.” Someone apparently opened fire, fatally striking Mr. Shaw and Mr. Guyton. A female victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Her current condition has not been released.
Police have allegedly “been called to the event center eight times” in the “past 10 months,” per FOX 31 reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims’ families may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Colorado, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Business and parking lot 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 or near property? What parking lot security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons and deter crime 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 community center or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the families of Kendrick Shaw and Rocca Guyton may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths. Additionally, the other victim of this horrific shooting may pursue legal claims for her injuries.
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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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