Security Negligence? Our Legal Take: 1 Killed in Meadowglen Lane Apartment Shooting
A man was reportedly shot and killed during an apparent robbery outside a Meadowglen Lane apartment complex in Houston early Sunday morning, October 18, 2015.
Click2Houston.com reports that “[a]uthorities…were called concerning a shooting at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Madison Park apartments in the 9800 block of Meadowglen Lane.” According to KHOU News, “[p]olice are in the beginning stages of the investigation and believe the man was shot and killed during a robbery.”
Police have not yet identified the two suspects believed to be involved in the shooting. An apartment rape and shooting reportedly occurred in the same block of Meadowglen Lane in 2011.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. Given the reported history of local apartment violence, The Murray Law Firm questions whether this tragic assault may have been prevented and the level of security provided to those on the premises of the apartment complex.
How did the assailants gain entry to the property? What access-controls and security measures, such as gated entry, security patrols, bright lighting, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect residents at the time of the shooting?
Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the complex owner and management company to deter future crime?
By law, apartment owners are required to protect all residents and guests 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 family of the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.
Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim. Based upon its prior experience in handling apartment security negligence claims, 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.
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