Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Sergio Cox Killed, 1 Injured in Bentley Green Apartment Shooting, Jacksonville
Did negligent security contribute to the tragic death of Sergio Cox and the injury of another man? We represent, and have recovered millions of dollars for, individuals who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent apartment security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims and their families may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation.
A shooting outside the Bentley Green Apartments in Jacksonville reportedly claimed the life of 26-year-old Sergio Cox and left another man injured Friday morning, November 11, 2016.
According to News 4 JAX, gunfire erupted “around 1 a.m. at the Bentley Green Apartments off Baymeadows Road between Interstate 95 and Southside Boulevard.” Mr. Cox succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene. The second victim was transported to the hospital with injuries. His current condition has not been released.
“JSO’s crime-mapping tool shows 23 assaults, 18 burglaries, 17 cars stolen and five robberies all within a half-mile radius of the apartments in the last six months,” per News 4 JAX reports.
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 at the apartment complex and whether this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.
- How did a gunman gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect residents?
Generally, property 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 Sergio Cox may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death. Additionally, the other victim of this shooting may elect to pursue a legal claim for his 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 the victim’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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