Could the tragic loss of Richard William Carter Jr. have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Carter’s family?
Gunfire erupted at a Charlotte, North Carolina convenience store Friday night, March 8, 2019, claiming the life of one man.
According to WSOCtv.com, “[p]olice…responded to the Eze-N-Quick minimart on Tuckaseegee Road at State Street just after 11 p.m. Friday…they found a man in the parking lot who had been shot.” WCNC.com is reporting, responders “pronounced 48-year-old Richard William Carter Jr. dead at the scene.”
No suspects have been arrested according to media outlets. The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Convenience store 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 there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Was the suspect seen on the property prior to the incident?
- What additional security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Carter at the time of the incident?
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 convenience store owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, the family of Richard William Carter Jr. may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims 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 Mr. Carter’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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