Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at an Edmond apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
Gunfire erupted at a Edmond, Oklahoma apartment complex Saturday evening, May 4, 2019, leaving one man injured. According to KFOR.com, “just before 6:15 p.m., officers were called to the Coffee Creek apartments near 15th and Fretz…when they arrived on scene they found one victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach.” The condition and identity of the victim is unknown according to the report. The news story reports that the suspect “called 911, stating he wanted to turn himself in…was found on the south side of the complex hiding behind a bush.” It is reported that “an argument over property is what led up to the shooting.” The suspect was booked “on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill and possessing a firearm after a conviction of a felony,” according to the media report.
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 at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
- Was the suspect a resident of the complex? How was the suspect able to gain access on to the property?
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 apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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 victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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