Fatal Security Lapse? Newport News Apartment Shooting Tragically Claims the Life of Roy Markey Jackson

Roy Markey Jackson Shot Outside Oyster Pointe Place Apartments

Local News

30-year-old Roy Markey Jackson was reportedly shot and killed outside the Oyster Point Place Apartment Homes Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

According to WAVY 10 News, gunfire erupted “near the Oyster Point Place Apartment Homes, located in the 800 block of Sundown Lane. At about 8:16 p.m.” Mr. Jackson apparently succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.

Local residents reportedly voiced “violence concerns” to media. One neighbor apparently told WAVY 10 News, “the shooting didn’t surprise her.”

Did negligent security contribute to the death of Roy Markey Jackson? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Virginia, or call now for a free consultation with out 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 at the apartment complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner and management company to protect residents and guests?

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 owner or management of the apartment complex failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Mr. Jackson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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