Could this Dallas apartment shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
Security measures are in question after a man was shot and killed during an apparent robbery “at an apartment complex in the 3300 block of Webb Chapel Extension” Wednesday, September 19, 2018, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Police told WFAA 8, “a man was sitting in his SUV, in his own apartment’s parking lot,” when
“another man tried to rob him, and shot him in the course of the crime.” Tragically, the victim succumbed to fatal injuries at the hospital.
The area has an apparent history of violent apartment robberies. In July 2018, the Dallas Patch reports, a man was shot during “an attempted carjacking…in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 3535 Webb Chapel Extension.” In July 2017, another fatal robbery-shooting claimed the life of Oziel Garcia in the “3300 block of Webb chapel Extension,” per NBC DFW 5 reports.
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, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior armed robberies in the area?
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, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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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