Preventable Tragedy? Christopher Savalas Parson, Kendrick Rondell Gilbert Jr., Killed in Greensboro Apartment Complex Home Invasion.

Christopher Savalas Parson, Kendrick Rondell Gilbert Jr. Killed in Greensboro Apartment Complex Home Invasion.

Christopher Savalas Parson, Kendrick Rondell Gilbert Jr. Killed in Greensboro Apartment Complex Home Invasion. (CBS17.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting deaths at a Greensboro apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims families?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted in a suspected home invasion at a Greensboro, North Carolina apartment complex early Monday morning, September 2, 2019, leaving two men dead and a woman and baby injured.

As reported by CBS17.com, “[t]he incident was reported just after 2 a.m. at…[an] Apartment complex at 5528 West Market Street.”

Police responded and when they arrived they found four gunshot victims.

According to the report, the victims of the shooting “are Christopher Savalas Parson and Kendrick Rondell Gilbert Jr. Both were 24 and from Greensboro.”

Courier-Tribune.com is reporting, “[a] woman was taken to a local hospital in critical condition but is now listed as stable. A baby with minor injuries was treated at a hospital and released.”

Police believe the incident stemmed from a home invasion, according to the report.

No suspects have been identified, the investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex 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:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people on property prior to 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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the  family of Christopher Savalas Parson and Kendrick Rondell Gilbert Jr. may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.  In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

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 the  family of Christopher Savalas Parson and Kendrick Rondell Gilbert Jr.and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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.

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