Did a security failure contribute to this tragic Knoxville apartment shooting?
A Knoxville apartment shooting reportedly claimed the life of one man and left 21-year-old Jamus Woods and 25-year-old De’allante Twitty injured Saturday night, June 23, 2018.
According to KNOX News, “officers responded about 9:30 p.m. to Holston Oaks Apartments and found two male victims who had been shot.” Both men were transported to University of Tennesee Medical Center, where one succumbed to fatal injuries. A third victim was transported to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. The conditions of Mr. Woods and Mr. Twitty have not been released.
Police told WATE 6, “the shooting stemmed from an argument that left all 3 shot.” It is unclear which, if any, of the three men was the shooter.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s family or the other victims of this shooting may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Tennessee, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
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 bright lighting, surveillance cameras and 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 or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims his wrongful death. Additionally, Mr. Woods and Mr. Twitty may pursue legal claims for their 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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