Could a security lapse have contributed to the death of this young man?
21-year-old Montrell Jonterius Coker was reportedly shot and killed outside the Symposium Ultra Lounge in Greenville Monday, February 6, 2017.
According to WYFF 4 News, “a big fight” erupted into gunfire outside “the Symposium Ultra Lounge on Augusta Road,” shortly before 3:00 a.m. Tragically, Mr. Coker succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene. A female victim was apparently transported to the hospital with injuries.
Police have allegedly since made an arrest in connection with the shooting, The Charlotte Observer reports.
Did negligent security contribute to the death of this young man? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in South Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the parking lot and whether this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, 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? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the nightclub or parking lot owners to protect guests?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the owner or management of the nightclub parking lot failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Montrell Jonterius Coker may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the other victim of this senseless shooting may elect to pursue claims for her 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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