Was Security Adequate? Our Legal Take: Man Shot, Killed in Cedar Avenue Apartment Parking Lot
30-year-old Marcus Lampson was reportedly shot and killed outside the Blue Fountain Apartments in College Hill Tuesday morning, September 29, 2015.
WKRC News 12 reports, the fatal shooting occurred “in the parking lot of the Blue Fountain Apartments on Cedar Avenue,” shortly before 1:30am. Police believe Mr. Lampson may have been shot during an attempted robbery.
Authorities are still searching for suspects, presumably leaving local residents concerned for their safety. The murder was apparently one of eight College Hill shootings within 24 hours.
Our Legal Take
Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while in the community As Mr. Lampson was reportedly a victim of a robbery, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided by the Blue Fountain Apartments.
- What access-controls and security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management to protect residents and guests?
By law, 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 family of Marcus Lampson may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.
Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the Lampson family 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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