Security Negligence? Warrell K. Booher Killed in Fort Wayne, IN Apartment Complex Stabbing.

Warrell K. Booher Killed in Fort Wayne, IN Apartment Complex Stabbing.

Warrell K. Booher Killed in Fort Wayne, IN Apartment Complex Stabbing. (

Did negligent security contribute to the stabbing death at a Fort Wayne 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.


A man was stabbed to death at a Fort Wayne, Indiana apartment complex Friday evening, January 24, 2020.

As reported by, “the stabbing happened at [apartment] Towers along East Washington Boulevard, not far from the Indiana Tech campus around 6 p.m. on Jan. 24.” is reporting, “[t]he Allen County Coroner’s Office has formally identified the victim in the fatal stabbing in the…Towers Jan. 24 as 48-year-old Warrell K. Booher.”
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the stabbing. 
According to, “[f]our other people have been killed at the complex since mid-2017.”  
One of those victims, O’sha Booher-Ford who was killed on Oct. 13, 2019, was the son of Warrell K. Booher, according to the report.



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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 stabbing 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 incident?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people on property prior to the incident?

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 family of Warrell K. Booher 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 family of Warrell K. Booher retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.


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