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Bobby Cook Identified as Victim Shot and Killed at Albuquerque Motel.

Bobby Cook Identified as Victim Shot and Killed at Albuquerque Motel. (KRQE.com)

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

LOCAL NEWS

Update: According to ABQjournal.com, “[t]he Albuquerque Police Department has identified 40-year-old Bobby Cook as the man shot and killed Tuesday outside a northeast area motel.”

A man was fatally shot at a Albuquerque, New Mexico motel Tuesday night, June 4, 2019.

According to KRQE.com, “[o]fficers responded to reports of a shooting at the Motel 6 on University Blvd where they discovered a male in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his chest.”  The officers rendered aid to the victim while waiting for medical services to arrive.  ABQjournal.com is reporting, “[t]he man succumbed to his injuries after he was transported to the hospital.”

No suspects have been identified according to the media outlets.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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 activity before the incident occurred?
  • What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the victim 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, Bobby Cook’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. Cook’s  family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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Could this fatal Beaumont hotel shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Eaglin’s family?

Local News

Gunfire erupted outside “America’s Best Value Inn located at 1155 Interstate 10 South” Friday morning, December 21, 2018, according to 12 News.

Police told The Beaumont Enterprise 30-year-old Reginald Eaglin was discovered “unresponsive near a vehicle at the inn’s parking lot.”

Our Legal Take

Hotel guests 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 security measures, such as guarded entry, guest screening, surveillance cameras, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Eaglin 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 hotel owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Reginald Eaglin’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 victim’s family 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.

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

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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.