Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Teen Killed in Houston Parking Lot Stabbing
Did negligent security contribute to the fatal stabbing of this teenage boy? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a claim for compensation.
14-year-old Joseph ‘Jose’ Aguirre-Flores was reportedly stabbed in the parking lot of a check cashing store store Monday night, June 20, 2016.
According to ABC 13 News, the young victim “was stabbed multiple times late Monday night in front of a check cashing store and dentist office off Beechnut near the West Beltway.” Two men were reportedly seen fleeing the scene on foot.
Our Legal Take
Store and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the shopping center parking lot and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Were the store or parking lot owners aware of any prior incidents of violence on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owners or management to deter crime?
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 parking lot owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Joseph Aguirre-Flores may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.
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.
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