Justice Available? Anthony Goodall, 20, Killed in Nashville Motel Shooting.

Anthony Goodall killed in Nashville Motel Shooting.

Anthony Goodall killed in Nashville Motel Shooting. (NewsChannel5.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this motel shooting and are justice and compensation available to the Anthony Goodall’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.


A man was fatally shot at a Nashville, Tennessee motel early Sunday morning, June 30, 2019.

According to NewsChannel5.com, “[a] man and a woman were walking back to [a] motel on Central Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard where they were staying.”  When they arrived on the third floor, two men reportedly jumped out of the laundry room and robbed them and shot the man according to the report.  Tennessean.com is identifying the victim as “Lebanon resident Anthony Goodall, 20.”  

The victim was transported to the hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.  The suspects are seen on surveillance video but have not been identified according to media reports.


Motel guests and visitors have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the motel is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • Was the motel aware of any improper or suspicious activity before the incident occurred?
  • What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Goodall and others at the time of the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the motel owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its guests and visitors, Anthony Goodall’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that Mr. Goodall’s  family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.


The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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