Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Nashville apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A reported attempted armed robbery at a Nashville, Tennessee apartment complex late Wednesday night, December 18, 2019, left one man injured.
As reported by WSMV.com, “Metro Police responded to the Maple Creek Apartments on the 2700 block of Glenrose Avenue around 11:20 p.m.”
According to the report, “officers soon found a gunshot victim near an apartment in Building B. The victim said he arrived home and parked and the truck pulled up behind him, blocking his car. He said three Hispanic men exited the truck and one pointed a handgun at him.”
A fight ensued over the gun, the gun fired off and hit the victim in the hand.
Per the report, “[a]ll three suspects jumped into the truck and fled the scene, striking two cars in the process and disabling the truck at the entrance to the apartments. The suspects fled on foot and were located on railroad tracks nearby on Old Glenrose Avenue and Dodge Drive and taken into custody.”
The shooting remains under investigation.
WSMV.com reported on a shooting/armed robbery in this complex in September 2018.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex 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:
- What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the incident?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people on property prior to the incident?
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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.
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 victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.
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