Did negligent security contribute to the home invasion and shooting death at a Las Vegas apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Update: It was initially reported that the man had been shot in the parking lot of the complex, however, according to ReviewJournal.com, “[j]ust before 2:45 a.m., a woman called 911 to report that a man had been shot inside a unit at the Viridian Apartments.” According to the report, “[a] woman also inside the apartment answered the door to find three men wearing hoodies…they pushed past the woman and into the apartment, at which point one of them shot the sleeping man.”
A man was shot and killed at a Las Vegas, Nevada apartment complex early Thursday morning, October 10, 2019.
As reported by ReviewJournal.com, “Metropolitan Police Department officers were called about 2:45 a.m. to the Viridian apartments on the 4200 block of West Viking Road, near South Arville Street and West Flamingo Road.”
When officers arrived, “they found a man dead from at least one gunshot wound” in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
No suspects have been identified, 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 apartment 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:
- What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shootings?
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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victim‘s family 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 victim‘s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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