Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot in Diplomat Apartment Robbery
A man was reportedly “robbed and then shot in the parking lot” of the Diplomat Apartments in Fort Wayne Thursday night, October 29, 2015.
According to WANE News, the victim “was visiting a friend at Diplomat Apartments” when he was approached by an armed assailant in the parking lot. The suspect apparently demanded the victim’s wallet and opened fire before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported to the hospital in serious condition, per media reports.
Police have apparently not yet identified a suspect in the attack.
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 to residents and guests of the Diplomat Apartments and whether this horrific assault may have been prevented.
Recent crime reports reveal a number of crimes in the local area, including multiple shootings, robberies, and assaults. Were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management following prior reports of criminal activity to deter such crime?
- What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, gated-entry, and security patrols, were in place to protect residents and guests at the time of the robbery-shooting?
Generally, apartment 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 victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim. Based upon its prior experience in handling apartment security negligence claims, 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.
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