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Man Killed in 901 Place Apartments Shooting.

Man Killed in Charlotte Apartment Complex Shooting. (Fox46Charlotte)

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting at a Charlotte apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

CHARLOTTE NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Charlotte, North Carolina apartment complex Monday night, March 18, 2019, leaving one man dead.  According to WSOCtv.com, “the shooting happened around 8 p.m…at 901 Place Apartments on Forty Niner Avenue near Pavilion Boulevard.”  Fox46Charlotte.com is reporting, “a fight broke out between the victim and another man, and he was shot in the doorway of an apartment.”  The news story reports “[t]he victim was taken to the hospital by Medic with life-threatening injuries.” the victim later succumbed to his injuries.

According to the media outlets, no arrests have been made.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
  • How were the suspects able to gain access on to the property?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim 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 apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’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.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record 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.

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.

Joe Kelosky Killed, One Woman Injured in Double D's Cafe Shooting.

Joe Kelosky Killed, One Woman Injured in New Castle Bar Shooting. (KDKA)

Did negligent security contribute to the tragic loss of Joe Kelosky and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Kelosky’s family?

LOCAL NEWS

A man is dead after being found shot at a New Castle, Pennsylvania bar early Saturday morning, March 16, 2019.

According to Pittsburgh.cbslocal.com, “[o]fficers were sent to Double D’s Cafe on East Washington Street around 2:15 a.m. for a report that someone had been shot.”  The news story reports, “[w]hen officers arrived, they found 33-year-old Joseph Alan Kelosky, of Wampum, Pa., lying in the parking lot. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.” According to WFMJ.com, there was also one other woman injured during the gunfire, “[a] woman was shot in the leg and is being treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.”  

The WFMJ.com story reports that “[i]nvestigators believe the shooting was the result of a disturbance between other individuals at the bar.”  A suspect has been arrested according to the media outlets.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the bar parking lot and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • Were police called prior to the argument escalating to gun fire? 
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Kelosky and others 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 bar or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Ms. Kelosky’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.  In addition, any surviving victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their 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 Mr. Kelosky’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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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.

Quincy Davis Killed, Two Others Injured in Bar 23 nightclub Shooting.

Quincy Davis Killed, Two Others Injured in Beaumont Nightclub Shooting. (KCENtv.com)

Could the shooting death of Quincy Davis at a Beaumont nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Davis’ family?

Local News

Gunfire rang out at a Beaumont, Texas nightclub early Sunday morning, March 17, 2019, leaving one man dead and two others injured.  According to BeaumontEnterprise.com, “[o]fficers were called to Bar 23 Social Lounge, 5750 South MLK Pkwy., about 3:40 a.m. Sunday.” When officers arrived, “Quincy Davis, 36, was found dead in the parking lot,”  KCENtv.com is reporting, “[o]fficers found Davis’ body in the parking lot of the club…and a short time later, police learned that two other people with gunshot wounds showed up at a local hospital.”  One victim is listed in “critical condition and the other is in stable condition,” according to the news story.

Media reports indicate the investigation is ongoing, no suspects have been identified.

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 tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
  • Were there security measures, such as lighting, surveillance cameras, or security personnel, in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Davis and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?

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 property owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, Mr. Davis’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. In addition, any surviving victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their 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 Mr. Davis’ retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

Our Results:  We’ve Obtained Over $100 Million in Verdicts and Settlements for our Clients

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.