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Chelsea Plowden Killed in North Coit Quick Stop Shooting.

Chelsea Plowden Killed in Florence Convenience Store Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life and are justice and compensation available to Ms. Plowden’s family?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted outside a Florence, South Carolina convenience store on March 24, 2019.  According to WMBFnews.com, the shooting happened “at the North Coit Quick Stop on the corner of North Coit and West Sumter Streets in Florence.” WPDE.com is reporting that the shooting incident left “23-year-old Chelsea Plowden, brain dead…[t]he woman has since succumbed to her injuries.”  In the WMBFnews.com story, friends and family said “she was in the wrong place at the wrong time…the day that Plowden was shot, a fight broke out and she was caught in the crossfire…[s]he just walked out and was the one that caught the bullet.”

Media outlets indicate that two suspects have been arrested.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the gas station and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear windows, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Ms. Plowden at the time of the shooting?
  • Were authorities called at the time of the initial fight incident?

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 gas station owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Chelsea Plowden’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.

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 Chelsea Plowden’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims and their families and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including 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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Tywan Armstrong and Roger Ford Killed, Carlos Young Injured in St. Petersburg Gas Station Shooting

Tywan Armstrong and Roger Ford Killed, Carlos Young Injured in St. Petersburg Gas Station Shooting (ABC Action News)

Could this tragedy have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the Armstrong, Ford and Young families?

Local News

Gunfire erupted outside a St. Petersburg gas station Monday night, January 21, 2019, injuring Carlos Demetrius Young and claiming the lives of Tywan Jeremiah Armstrong and Roger Lee Ford Jr.

According to The St. Petersburg Patch, the shooting occurred “in the parking lot of [a] gas station at 18th Avenue South and 34th Street South at 9:41 p.m.”

St. Petersburg police told the Tampa Bay Times, “more than 100 were gathered as part of an annual but unofficial after-party” following a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade. The three victims were transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Ford succumbed to fatal injuries. Mr. Young is “expected to survive.”

Our Legal Take

Gas station 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 tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What additional security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras and security personnel, were implemented by the gas station owner in preparation of the reportedly “annual but unofficial after-party”?

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 gas statio owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, the  families of Roger Lee Ford Jr. and Tywan Jeremiah Armstrong may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths. Additionally, Carlos Demetrius Young may pursue claims for his 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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The 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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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

DISCLAIMERS: 

The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request. 

The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.

“Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.