Did Negligent Security Contribute to the Senseless Death of a Young Father?
34-year-old William Henderson was reportedly shot and killed during a carjacking at the Prestige Petro gas station Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
According to Cleveland.com, “[t]he robbery happened about 9:15 p.m. at Prestige Petro on East 89th Street.” Mr. Henderson was apparently pumping gas when he was approached by an armed man. “The two fought and [Mr.] Henderson was shot once in the back,” police told media. The assailant apparently fled with Mr. Henderson’s money and vehicle. Mr. Henderson was reportedly”picking up prescriptions for his girlfriend, who just gave birth to their baby.”
Did negligent security contribute to the senseless loss of this young father? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Ohio, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the gas station and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the gas station owner or management to protect patrons?
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 owner or management of the parking lot failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of William Henderson 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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