Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 2 Men Shot, Injured Outside Houston Restaurant

(KHOU News)

(KHOU News)

Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 2 Men Shot, Injured Outside Houston Restaurant

Did negligent security contribute to this parking lot shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for compensation

Local News

22-year-old Damarcus Edwards and 22-year-old Kenyon Tennessee were reportedly shot and injured outside Fat Boys Bar & Grill in Houston Tuesday morning, September 27, 2016.

According to KHOU News, the shooting occurred “in the parking lot of Fat Boys along the South Loop near Hearth.” One victim reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to the head and the other suffered injuries to his hand and arm. Both were transported to the hospital. Their current conditions have not been released.

Our Legal Take

Restaurant and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure on the property that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the parking lot whether this shooting may have been prevented.

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    What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?

  • September 2016 crime reports, from, reveal a number of  robberies and assaults in the surrounding area. Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security measures implemented by the restaurant or parking lot owners to deter crime?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the parking lot owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Edwards and Mr. Tennessee may seek justice and elect to 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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