Could this tragic Richmond apartment shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Hudson’s family?
19-year-old Lee Hudson, Jr. was shot and killed “in a parking lot at [the] Ashton Square Apartments in the 600 block of Westover Hills Boulevard” Monday, October 15, 2018, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Police are still searching for suspects and told WTVR “they’re unsure of a motive at this time.”
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 security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Hudson 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 apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Lee Hudson, Jr.’s family 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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