Artist Thomas, Jr. was reportedly shot and injured inside an Albany apartment home Tuesday night, November 15, 2016.
According to WALB News, “someone in a white Cadillac fired shots into an apartment in the 1500 block [of] Avalon Avenue just after 9 p.m.” The young victim was apparently sitting in the living room when gunfire erupted. He was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.
Police are still searching for suspects and a motive.
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 to those at the apartment complex and whether this unconscionable and tragic shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman and vehicle gain entry to the apartment complex? What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to deter crime?
By law, property owners in Georgia are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, 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.
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