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Domingo Venancio-Tapia Shot and Killed at Charlotte Restaurant.

Domingo Venancio-Tapia Shot and Killed at Charlotte Restaurant. (WSOCtv.com)

Could this senseless Charlotte restaurant shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Venancio-Tapia’s family?

Charlotte News

A man was shot and killed at a Charlotte, North Carolina restaurant Monday night, April 29, 2019.  According to CharlotteObserver.com, “[i]t happened just before 11 p.m. outside Restaurante Lempira, at 5906 South Blvd.”  WSOCtv.com is reporting “the victim, identified as 41-year-old Domingo Venancio-Tapia, interacted with a group of men inside the restaurant around 11 p.m., and when he walked outside, someone shot him…[w]hen officers arrived at the restaurant, they found Vananciao-Tapia outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”  According to CharlotteObserver.com, “[t]wo teens were arrested in the case Wednesday and charged with murder.”

Our Legal Take

Restaurant 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 senseless shooting death may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • Was there a need to have police called prior to the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, clear windows, and security patrols, were in place to protect Mr. Venancio-Tapia at the time of the stabbing?

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 restaurant owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Venancio-Tapia’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 Mr. Venancio-Tapia’s family 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.

Three People Shot at Restaurant During Rapper's Release Party.

Three People Shot at Restaurant During Rapper’s Release Party. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could this restaurant shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

Local News

“Three people were shot at the Carolina Chicken and BBQ restaurant” in Butner, North Carolina Friday night, April 19, 2019, according to ABC11.com. The news story reports  “police responded to the scene at 1597 NC Highway 56 and found three people had been shot…the incident happened during a rap music release party happening in the banquet hall of the restaurant and that over 100 people were there.” WRAL.com is reporting “[s]hots were fired inside and outside the restaurant, and investigators found more than 40 shell casings and eight firearms at the scene.” The victims were transported to Duke Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The media outlets indicate that authorities have identified suspects and the shooting is still under investigation.

Our Legal Take

Restaurant 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • Did the restaurant have sufficient security available for the event?
  • What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, clear windows, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons 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 restaurant owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the 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 the victims 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.

Phat Tuesday Sports Bar Shooting Leaves One Dead.

Mobile Sports Bar Shooting Leaves One Dead. (WKRG.com)

Could the shooting death at a Mobile sports bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

Local News

Gunfire rang out at a Mobile, Alabama sports bar early Friday morning, April 5, 2019, leaving one man dead.  According to Fox10tv.com, “at about 1:30 a.m., officers responded to Phat Tuesdays located at 1608 Saint Stephens Road in reference to one shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim deceased inside the establishment.”  WKRG.com is reporting that “Mobile Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.”  No suspects have been identified at this time according to media reports.

The investion is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

Sports Bar 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 the victim 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, 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:  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.