Could this tragic Winston-Salem apartment shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Davis’ family?
Security measures are under scrutiny after a Winston-Salem apartment complex shooting claimed the life of 17-year-old Tyrese Tamil Davis Wednesday evening, November 7, 2018.
According to FOX 8, the shooting occurred “at the Cambridge Apartments complex on West 23rd Street,” shortly before 8 p.m. The young victim, a Mount Tabor High School student, was transported to the hospital, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.
Police told the Winston-Salem Journal, this “was not a drive by shooting” and “there are witnesses who have yet to come forward.” As police continue to search for suspects, another party’s role in this grievous loss comes into question.
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 on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect Tyrese Davis 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 or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Tyrese Tamil Davis’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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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