Could the loss of this young man have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Gary Medlin’s family?
Gunfire erupted “during a robbery” at a Gray convenience store Wednesday, January 16, 2019, claiming the life of 25-year-old bystander, Gary Medlin, ABC 6 reports.
According to The Times Tribune, Mr. Medlin “was trying to leave the A & B Quick Stop at 10354 N US 25E when the man holding the gun then fired multiple shots.” Tragically, Mr. Medlin succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene. Police have since identified a suspect in the shooting.
Another armed robbery occurred at an “A & B Quick Stop in Gray…just off the Cumberland Parkway” on December 10, per WKYT reports. The two incidents raise grave questions over local convenience store security measures.
Our Legal Take
Convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- Media reports indicate another robbery occurred at a Gray A&B Quick Stop in December. What additional security measures, such as metal detectors, visible surveillance cameras and security patrols, were implemented to deter crime and protect patrons, following media reports of prior local convenience store violence?
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 convenience store owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, the family of Gary Medlin may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims 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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