Security Failure? Cequan Lenard Scales Killed in Winston-Salem Bar Shooting.

Cequan Lenard Scales Killed, Winston-Salem Bar Shooting.

Cequan Lenard Scales Killed in Winston-Salem Bar Shooting. (murray

Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Scales’ family?


A 25-year-old is dead after being found shot outside a Winston-Salem bar early Sunday morning, February 10, 2019.

According to, “Cequan Lenard Scales was found with an apparent gunshot wound in the parking lot of Absolute Ultra Bar & Louge at 4218 N Liberty St. at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday.” is reporting that “people in the bar were walking out after it closed and an altercation started.  Shots were fired during the altercation and Scales was shot.”  According to, “Scales was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center” where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.


Bar and parking lot 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 property?
  • Were police called at the start of the dispute?
  • Were any efforts made by the lounge management to deescalate the initial altercation and remove all those involved safely and separately from the property? 

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, Mr. Scales’ 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. Scales’ family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.


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.

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