Could the shooting at a Charlotte parking lot have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire erupted at a Charlotte, NC parking lot Monday evening, March 29, 2021, leaving a man dead.
As reported by CharlotteObserver.com, “[a]round 6:45 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a call for an assault with a deadly weapon near the 6400 block of West Sugar Creek Road, near West W.T. Harris Boulevard. They found an adult male with apparent gunshot wounds.”
WCNC.com is reporting, “[t]he victim, identified as 29-year-old Ryan Devon Autry, was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the shooting?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Ryan Devon Autry may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Ryan Devon Autry retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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