Could the death of this young man have been prevented?
Gunfire erupted at the Cambridge Apartments on Jackson Street Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2018, tragically claiming the life of 18-year-old Germaine McCoy, per WMBF News reports. Police have since charged a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting.
Police apparently told WPDE 15 they have had “increased patrols at the apartment complex after violent crimes there last summer, including shootings.” Another shooting on property raises grave questions over security measures at the complex.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Lamar apartment 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. McCoy’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
Apartment residents and guests 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.
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner to deter crime and protect residents following media reports of prior violence on property?
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 apartment complex owner or managment failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Germaine McCoy 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.
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