Did negligent security contribute to this tragic motel shooting and are justice and compensation available to Eduardo Molina’s family?
A man is dead after a carjacking at a Jackson, Mississippi motel parking lot Wednesday night, April 3, 2019. According to WAPT.com, “The incident was reported about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quality Inn on Greenway Drive off of Highway 18.” When officers arrived they “found a man in the parking lot who had been shot multiple times,” reports WLBT.com. The news story reports that “[s]urveillance revealed that several individuals in a small silver sedan exited firing shots. The suspects then took the victim’s black Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck…[the] truck was found abandoned and recovered by police Thursday morning.” WAPT.com has identified the victim, a 54 year-old Texas man, as Eduardo Molina.
No suspects have been identified according to the media outlets.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Motel guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the motel and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Molina 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 motel owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Eduardo Molina’s family 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 Eduardo Molina’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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