Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Tigard apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims families? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A man and woman are dead after a shooting at a Tigard, OR apartment complex late Thursday morning, December 16, 2021.
As reported by KATU.com, “[o]fficers were called out…on reports of a shooting at [apartments] near the intersection of Southwest Greenburg Road and 95th Avenue.”
According to KOIN.com, “[a] man and woman were both shot and killed…[o]fficers responded just before noon and found the two victims already deceased.”
KGW.com is reporting, the suspect is “facing charges of two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Lacy Kitchens, 26, and Frank Falcon-Delgado, 45.”
The investigation is ongoing.
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 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:
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the 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 complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the families of Lacy Kitchens and Frank Falcon-Delgado 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 families of Lacy Kitchens and Frank Falcon-Delgado 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 $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.
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