Could This Fatal Memphis Apartment Shooting Have Been Prevented?
21-year-old Derrick Pendergrass was reportedly shot and killed during a violent Memphis apartment robbery Monday night, May 15, 2017.
According to WMC News 5, the shooting occurred shortly before 10:00 p.m. at the “Sycamore Lake Apartments…in the 2100 block of Westchester Circle.” WREG News reports, gunfire erupted “during an attempted robbery when the victim and the suspect fought over a gun.”
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 to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Tennessee, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Generally, property owners are required to protect all guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Derrick Pendergrass 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.
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