Did negligent security contribute to the senseless loss of this young man and are justice and compensation available to Juforest Hicks’ family?
Gunfire erupted outside a Charlotte apartment complex Monday night, December 17, 2018, tragically claiming the life of 21-year-old Juforest Ishaih Hicks.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police told WSOCTV 9, Mr. Hicks fled to a nearby gas station for help after suffering multiple gunshot wounds “at an apartment complex on Axminster Court.” Mr. Hicks was transported to the hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
Police have not yet released information on a suspect or motive, per WCNC reports.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and 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 apartment complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the complex?
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Hicks 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 apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Juforest Ishaih Hicks’ 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 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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