Could the tragic loss of this teenage boy have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to LaMadre Harris’ family?
Security measures are in question after 16-year-old LaMadre Harris was fatally shot outside a North Las Vegas strip mall Tuesday afternoon, November 13, 2018.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mr. Harris “had been on his way to a store” with his older sister when gunfire erupted “in a strip mall parking lot in the area of West Centennial Parkway and North Goldfield Street.” The young victim was transported to University Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
Only weeks prior, KTNV reports, “an 11 year old girl was shot and killed in her home nearby.” The loss of two young children to gun violence raise grave questions over security measures in the area.
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 surveillance cameras, clear sight lines and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect LaMadre Harris 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 or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of LaMadre Harris 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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