Did negligent security contribute to this shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire erupted Saturday night, Jan 14, 2023 at a Phoenix, AZ gas station leaving one teen dead.
As reported by AZcentral.com, “[o]fficers responded to the area of 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road for reports of a shooting around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.”
According to the report, “[a]t around the same time, officers were called to a hospital regarding a teenager with a gunshot wound…[t]he two calls were then linked and worked as one investigation.”
Fox10Phoenix.com is reporting, “[p]reliminary information indicates that the victim, along with other juveniles, left the parking lot of a convenience store when an unknown suspect fired several rounds in their direction. One of those rounds struck the victim, who was transported to the hospital by the other juveniles.”
IS JUSTICE AVAILABLE? OUR LEGAL TAKE
Gas Station and convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property 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 owner or manager of the property aware that the suspect may have been armed while on duty?
- Were any security personnel at the property?
- 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 property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, or failed to properly hire or retain employees, the family of Bryan Perez 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 Bryan Perez retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have obtained over $125 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:
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