Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Greensboro Parking Lot Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to the death of this young man? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation
26-year-old Kwamane Devon Barnard was reportedly shot and killed outside of a Greensboro strip mall Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
According to The Winston-Salem Journal, the shooting occurred “outside a strip mall” in the “2100 block of Phillips Avenue, about 8:35 pm.” Mr. Barnard was transported to Moses Cone Hospital, and police are apparently still searching for a suspect. Investigators told media, “it was not immediately clear if anything was stolen from [Mr.] Barnard.”
Our Legal Take
Shopping center 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 shopping center parking lot and whether this unconscionable assault may have been prevented.
What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- October crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of recent robberies and assaults in the area. Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security measures implemented by the shopping center parking lot owner 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, the family of Kwamane Barnard may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.
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 victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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