Terrance Terrell Brown, Jr., Shane Gady: Justice for Families? Fatally Injured in Birmingham, AL Nightclub Shooting.

Terrance Terrell Brown, Jr., Shane Gady: Justice for Families? Fatally Injured in Birmingham, AL Nightclub Shooting.

Terrance Terrell Brown, Jr., Shane Gady: Justice for Families? Fatally Injured in Birmingham, AL Nightclub Shooting. (CBS42.com)

Could the shooting at a Birmingham nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims families? Our firm represents victims of security failures across the United States, and we have recovered nearly $200 million dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire rang out at a Birmingham, AL nightclub Friday morning, May 24, 2024, leaving two men dead.

As reported by WVTM13.com, “[o]fficers responded to a call at 6:30 a.m. about a possible shootout inside [nightclub] in the 400 block of 24th Street South. When they arrived, they found two men had been shot. Patrons of the club and officers rendered aid to the victims.”

WBRC.com is reporting, “[t]he Jefferson County Coroner has identified the deadly shooting victim as 32-year-old Terrance Terrell Brown, Jr. of Birmingham.”

According to the report, “[t]he other victim, 32-year-old Shane Gady, was taken to UAB Hospital. Police say Gady succumbed to his injuries Sunday, May 26.”

This is not the first time a deadly shooting has occurred at the club. According to CBS42.com, “[i]n less than three years, we have had a Birmingham police officer shot at the [nightclub]. We’ve had an incident where a Birmingham police officer got into a fight with a patron who was armed with a firearm, and a max emergency call was put on the radio for the officer…We’ve had a homicide, Labor Day weekend 2022, where two people were shot inside the Quest nightclub. One passed away.”

The shooting remains under investigation.

Is Justice Available? Our Legal Take


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Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property 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 prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
  • Was there security personnel at the property?
  • Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
  • Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?
  • Does the property owner or management have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?

Property owners and managers 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 property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, or engaged in the negligent retention of its security personnel, the families of Shane Gady and Terrance Terrell Brown Jr. 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 and investigation 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 Shane Gady and Terrance Terrell Brown Jr. retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.


The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained nearly $200 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

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