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Jordan High Killed in Houston, TX Apartment Complex Shooting.

Jordan High Killed in Houston, TX Apartment Complex Shooting. (Chron.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Houston apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Houston, Texas apartment complex Monday night, November 4, 2019, leaving one man dead.

As reported by Chron.com, the shooting happened “in…[an] Apartment complex in the 13000 block of Woodforest Boulevard.”

According to the report, “[p]aramedics rushed to the scene and found 24-year-old Jordan High nearly lifeless from a gunshot wound to the head.”

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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 apartment 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:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people on property prior to the shooting?

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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, Jordan High‘s family 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 Jordan High‘s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 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 over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Houston, TX Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves Man and Teen Boy Injured.

Houston, TX Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves Man and Teen Boy Injured. (Fox26Houston.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Houston apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Houston, Texas apartment complex Sunday night, September 29, 2019, leaving a man and a teen boy three injured.

As reported by Chron.com, “[p]olice responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex at the 10200 block of West Bellfort Road on Sunday around 11 p.m.”

According to the report, When officers arrived they found “a 15-year-old boy who had been shot in the abdomen…[a] second person, identified as a male in his 30s, had also been shot in the knee at a separate area of the apartment complex.”

Both victims were shot in an outdoor area at the complex according to Fox26Houston.com.

The investigation is ongoing, no suspects have been identified.

Man and Woman Injured in Houston Apartment Complex Shooting.

Man and Woman Injured in Houston Apartment Complex Shooting. (Stock Photo: Murraylegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Houston apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Houston, Texas apartment complex early Tuesday morning, March 26, 2019, leaving two people injured.  According to ABC13.com, “[a] man and woman [were] shot at an apartment complex on Imperial Valley at Aldine Bender in north Houston.”  The news story reports that “around 4 a.m., the man and woman drove into the complex and were followed by a group of men in another car.”  Details are unclear but police believe “there may have been a robbery attempt. The man and woman were shot inside their car.”  According to the media report, “the shooter and accomplices rammed through the complex gate and got away.”

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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access on to the property?

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, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries. 

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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.
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