Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 2 Shot, Killed in Fatal Fort Worth Apartment Home Invasion
Did negligent security contribute to this fatal apartment home invasion? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims’ families may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for compensation.
Two victims were reportedly shot and killed during an apartment home invasion at the Crest Oasis apartment complex in Fort Worth Saturday morning, October 29, 2016.
According to The Star-Telegram, the shooting occurred “around 4 a.m. at Crest Oasis Apartments at the 4700 block of American Boulevard.” One victim was discovered with fatal injuries at the scene. A second victim was transported to the hospital, where he later succumbed to injuries.
Police believe the “incident began as a home invasion,” per The Star-Telegram reports.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.
- How did the intruder(s) gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect residents?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the families of the two victims may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for their wrongful deaths.
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 victims’ families retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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