Gerald Celentano Killed in Longs Food Lion Shooting; Was This Tragedy Preventable?

Could this senseless loss of life have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Celentano’s family?

Local News

Gunfire erupted during an apparent carjacking “in a [super market] parking lot” Wednesday night, August 15, 2018, senselessly claiming the life of 57-year-old Gerald “Jerry” Celentano, according to News 13.

Family members told WMBF News, Mr. Celentano was in the parking lot waiting for his wife’s shift to end, as he “didn’t want her in a dark parking lot at 10:30 at night when she finished work.” Tragically, the husband and father succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.

Did negligent security contribute to this parking lot shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Celentano’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in South Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Store and parking lot 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? What security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect Mr. Celentano at the time of the shooting?

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 parking lot owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Gerard Celentano may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.

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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Property Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The 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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