Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Aurora Apartment Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to the death of this young man? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
A shooting outside the Viridians at the Gardens on Havana apartment complex in Aurora reportedly claimed the life of 21-year-old Alexander Joseph Johnson Thursday, July 21, 2016.
According to KDVR News, “[p]olice responded about 12:45 a.m. to multiple reports of gunshots fired at the Viridians at the Gardens on Havana apartment complex in west Aurora. When officers arrived, they found [Mr.] Johnson in a vehicle that was stopped in front of 1276 S. Joliet Court.”
Police have apparently not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting.
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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect residents and guests at the time of the shooting?
- Was the apartment complex aware of any prior criminal activity on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to deter crime?
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 family of Alexander Johnson 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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