Could this senseless loss of life have been prevented?
Gunfire erupted outside the Camelot Village apartments on Estes Drive Thursday night, May 17, 2018, reportedly claiming the life of 52-year-old Mark David Stiles.
A witness told WRAL “he was sitting with [Mr.] Stiles at a table drinking a beer when a younger man approached them and started arguing.” The altercation apparently escalated into gunfire. Tragically, Mr. Stiles succumbed to fatal injuries.
A Herald Sun investigation reveals “[t]here have been 40 police calls for service…to Camelot Village this year.”
Did negligent security contribute to this Chapel Hill apartment shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mark David Stiles’ family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in North Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
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.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property?
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior police service calls to the property?
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 family of Mark David Stiles 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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