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