Could the shooting death of Quincy Davis at a Beaumont nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Davis’ family?
Gunfire rang out at a Beaumont, Texas nightclub early Sunday morning, March 17, 2019, leaving one man dead and two others injured. According to BeaumontEnterprise.com, “[o]fficers were called to Bar 23 Social Lounge, 5750 South MLK Pkwy., about 3:40 a.m. Sunday.” When officers arrived, “Quincy Davis, 36, was found dead in the parking lot,” KCENtv.com is reporting, “[o]fficers found Davis’ body in the parking lot of the club…and a short time later, police learned that two other people with gunshot wounds showed up at a local hospital.” One victim is listed in “critical condition and the other is in stable condition,” according to the news story.
Media reports indicate the investigation is ongoing, no suspects have been identified.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Were there security measures, such as lighting, surveillance cameras, or security personnel, in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Davis and others at the time of the shooting?
- Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the property owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, Mr. Davis’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. In addition, any surviving victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.
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 Mr. Davis’ retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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