Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Kendra La Sheka Lewis Killed in Pine Hills Gas Station Shooting

(Orlando Sentinel)

(The Orlando Sentinel)

Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Kendra La Sheka Lewis Killed in Pine Hills Gas Station Shooting

Did negligent security contribute to the unconscionable shooting of a young mother in front of her child? We represent, and have recovered millions of dollars for, individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or sustained an injury as a consequence of negligent security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the Lewis family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Local News

27-year-old Kendra La Sheka Lewis was reportedly shot and killed outside a Pine Hills Citgo gas station Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

According to The Orlando Sentinel, Ms. Lewis “was driving…through the parking lot of a Citgo station at Silver Star and Pine Hills roads Wednesday when gunfire erupted.”

Ms. Lewis was transported to the hospital, where she later succumbed to fatal injuries. Her child, who was in the back seat at the time of the shooting, was apparently physically unharmed.

Our Legal Take

Gas station and business patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the subject property and whether this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.

  • December 2016 Crime Map (spotcrime.com)

    December 2016 Crime Map (spotcrime.com)

    What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?

  • Recent crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of assaults and shootings in the surrounding area. Were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect patrons, following reports of prior local criminal activity?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the property owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Kendra La Sheka Lewis may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for her wrongful death.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling both security negligence and workers’ compensation 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.

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Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe 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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