Could these Fort Myers shopping plaza shootings have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims’ families?
41-year-old Torre Deontray Fulcher and 43-year-old William Allen Merrill III were fatally shot “in the parking lot of [a] Plaza” Wednesday, October 10, 2018, according to NBC 2.
The tragedy comes only one day after another fatal shooting another shopping center claimed the lives of 56-year-old Kevin Robinson and 22-year-old Javarcia Robinson, per NBC 2 reports. A female victim was also shot and critically injured. It is unclear whether the two incidents are related.
Did negligent security contribute to these tragic Fort Myers shootings? 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 victims’ families may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Shopping center 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 these tragedies may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, clear sight lines, surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the shopping plaza owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the families of Torre Deontray Fulcher, William Allen Merrill III, Kevin Robinson, and Javarcia Robinson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths. Additionally, the surviving victim may pursue legal claims for her 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’ families retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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