Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Dunlap’s family?
28-year-old Zonta Monti Dunlap was shot and killed during an apparent robbery “at the Brookson Apartments” on Hambright Road in Huntersville Wednesday, December 26, 2018, according to WCCB Charlotte.
“A second man was transported to CMC Main with life threatening injuries,” per FOX 46 reports. His identity and current condition have not been released.
Police told WCCB Charlotte one suspect has been arrested on charges including “first degree murder” and “robbery with a dangerous weapon.” A second suspect has been identified.
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 gunmen gain entry to the complex?
- 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?
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, Zonta Monti Dunlap’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the surviving victim may 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 the victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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