Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
A 54-year-old man was shot and killed outside of his Sunnyside apartment Wednesday night, December 12, 2018.
According to The Houston Chronicle, gunfire erupted shortly before 11 p.m. “in the 9400 block of Coffee Street.” Responding officers saw a gunman “fleeing the apartment,” but were unable ” to find him after searching with a helicopter and K-9 unit.” The incident raises grave questions over complex security.
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?
- Recent crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of assaults and robberies in the surrounding area. What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner and management to protect residents and deter such crime?
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 victim’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 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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