Could the deaths from a shooting at a Centreville nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the family of Rodnathan Crumble?
Gunfire rang out at a Centreville, Illinois nightclub early Tuesday morning, April 3, 2019, leaving one man dead. According to Bnd.com, “the shooting happened just before 3 a.m. outside on the Club Onyx parking lot.” The news story identifies the victim as “Rodnathan Crumble, 23, of Centreville.” KSDK.com is reporting, “[p]olice said he was walking to his car when he was gunned down.”
The media reports indicate that no suspect has been identified at this time.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub 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 prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Were security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, security personnel, and security patrol in place to deter crime and protect the Mr. Crumble at the time of the shooting?
- Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
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 property owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, the family of Mr. Crumble 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 the family of Mr. Crumble retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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