Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Las Cruces apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Our firm represents victims of security failures across the United States, and we have recovered nearly $200 million dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
One man is dead after a shooting at a Las Cruces, NM apartment complex Saturday afternoon, Feb 3, 2024.
As reported by KTSM.com, “on Saturday, Feb. 3 at an apartment complex along Van Patten Avenue in Las Cruces. The incident happened at about 3:15 p.m.”
According to the report, “[w]hen officers responded to the scene after receiving reports of a gunshot victim, they found [the victim] with at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Mountain View Medical Center where he died from his injuries.”
KFOXtv.com is reporting, “[a suspect] is being charged with first-degree murder in connection to the killing of Oscar Ramirez.”
According to KVIA.com, “neighbors said enough is enough. They want something to be done about the crime, something they said they have been pleading for for years.”
The investigation is ongoing.
IS JUSTICE AVAILABLE? OUR LEGAL TAKE
Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- Were any security personnel at the property?
- Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
- What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
- Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Oscar Ramirez may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Oscar Ramirez retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
OUR RESULTS: NEARLY $200 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS
The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have obtained nearly $200 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:
- A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
- Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
- Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.
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