Did negligent security contribute to the home invasion shooting death at a Blacklick apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
An alleged home invasion on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at a Blacklick, Ohio apartment complex left one young man dead. According to NBC4i.com, “at approximately 1:16pm, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Cotterrew Drive and Arnbrae Drive, at [an] apartment complex…[o]fficers were able to determine that a shooting had occurred inside of one of the apartments there.” 10tv.com is reporting, “[w]itnesses told police unknown suspects forced their way inside their apartment, where they ordered the victims onto the ground and took property from them at gunpoint.” According to the news report, “one of the victims, 23-year-old Brandon Fenton, tried to confront one of the suspects and was shot.”
The incident is still under investigation according to the media 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 home invasion 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 Brandon Fenton and others at the time of the incident?
- 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, Brandon Fenton’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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 Brandon Fenton’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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