Was This Tragedy Preventable? James Tuner Killed in Phoenix Nightclub Shooting

Did a Security Failure Contribute to the Deadly Plush Nightclub Shooting?

Local News

A fight at Plush Gentleman’s club reportedly escalated into gunfire Saturday morning, June 10, 2017, claiming the life of 26-year-old James Oliver Tuner.

According to ABC 15, “two groups of men got into an altercation inside Plush Gentleman’s Club near 17th Street and McDowell Road. After one of the groups was asked to leave by an employee, a man returned to the club and fired several shots,” striking Mr. Tuner. AZ Central News reports, Mr. Tuner was transported to the hospital, where he later succumbed to fatal injuries. Police are apparently still searching for suspects.

Did negligent security contribute to this Phoenix nightclub shooting? 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 may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Arizona, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub patrons 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • How did the gunman gain re-entry into the nightclub after he was reportedly removed during the initial confrontation? How did a weapon get inside the club? What security measures, such as weapons screenings, surveillance cameras and security staff, were in place to deter crime and protect patrons at the time of the shooting? Were police called during the initial altercation and removal of patrons?

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 nightclub owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of James Oliver Tuner 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 Nightclub 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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