Could the shooting at a St. Petersburg gentlemen’s club have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire erupted outside a St. Petersburg, FL gentlemen’s club early Saturday morning, September 19, 2020, leaving one man dead.
As reported by TampaBay.com, “[t]he incident took place around 4:11 a.m. inside the club at 10387 Gandy Boulevard N, across the road from Derby Lane.”
According to the report, “[t]here were hundreds inside the club when some kind of altercation took place…it resulted in a large exodus of people going out into the parking lot.”
WFLA.com is reporting, “[the suspect] was leaving in his vehicle when he opened fire striking the victim.” The victim was identified as “Jametric Facyson, 24.”
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Business patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Was the nightclub aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- Was the property aware of the illegal gathering that took place prior to the shooting?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the nightclub owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Jametric Facyson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Jametric Facyson retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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