Raymond Eldridge II Killed in Dover Restaurant Shooting December 18, 2018; Justice Available to Family?

Dover, N.H. – December 18, 2018

Did negligent security contribute to the senseless loss of this young man and are justice and compensation available to Raymond Eldridge’s family?


Security measures are in question following the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Raymond Eldridge II, who was fatally shot outside a Dover restaurant Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Raymond Eldridge Castaways Shooting

Raymond Eldridge Castaways Shooting (Google Maps)

According to WMUR, gunfire erupted “outside Castaways Restaurant & Lounge at 31 Cocheco St.” around 10 p.m. Mr. Eldridge succumbed to fatal injuries.

The tragedy “has come as a shock to the Dover community,” where The New Hampshire Union Leader reports, Mr. Eldridge attended high school and was “beloved by friends.”


Restaurant 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 at the lounge and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as weapons screenings, monitored surveillance cameras, bright parking lot lighting, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Eldridge 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 restaurant or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Raymond Eldridge II may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.

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 of violence 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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