Negligent Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Man Shot, Killed in Las Vegas Parking Lot
Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation
Police have reportedly made an arrest in the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Ezekiel Davis, which occurred in a Las Vegas shopping center September 25, 2016.
According to The Las Vegas Review Journal, “[t]he shooting happened just after 6:10 a.m., in front of Top Knotch Apparel at 4320 S. Decatur Blvd., near Flamingo Road.” Responding officers apparently discovered Mr. Davis with fatal injuries at the scene.
Police have allegedly since made an arrest in the shooting.
Our Legal Take
Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure on the property that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the shopping center parking lot and whether this unconscionable assault may have been prevented.
What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- October crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of recent robberies and assaults in the area. Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security measures implemented by the shopping center parking lot owner to deter crime?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the parking lot owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Ezekiel Davis may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim 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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