Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death and injuries at a Salt Lake City apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire erupted at a Salt Lake City apartment complex early Sunday morning, December 6, 2020, leaving one person dead and another injured.
As reported by Deseret.com, “[p]olice responded to the incident at 3:53 a.m. after reports of shots fired at…Apartments [located at] 241 W. 200 South. When officers arrived, they found [a man] and [a] woman with gunshot wounds in the lobby of the high-rise complex.”
Fox13Now.com is reporting, “[p]olice have identified 23-year-old Miguel Angel Prado as the victim. Prado was visiting someone at the apartment complex when he was shot and killed.”
According to the report, “[a] woman who is a resident of the Milagro Apartments was critically injured during the shooting.”
The investigation is ongoing.
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 shooting?
- 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 shooting?
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 family of Miguel Angel Prado may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their 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 family of Miguel Angel Prado and any injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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