Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Woman Killed in Colorado Springs Apartment Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to the fatal shooting of this woman? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a claim for compensation.
A woman was reportedly shot and killed during a robbery at the Shannon Glen Apartments Wednesday, June 1, 2016. KKTV News reports, the shooting “happened just after 8 p.m. off Murray Boulevard just south of Platte Avenue at the Shannon Glen Apartments.” Police are still searching for “multiple” suspects in the incident. Per TheDenverChannel.com, another fatal shooting allegedly occurred in “the parking lot of the Shannon Glen Apartments” in September 2009.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. Given the reported history of gun-related violence on property, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this unconscionable attack may have been prevented.
- How did the assailant gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect residents at the time of the shooting?
- Following any prior incidents of violence on or near property, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner to deter crime?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for her 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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