Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Asheboro Apartment Robbery-Shooting
29-year-old Adalberto Ortiz was reportedly shot and injured during an armed apartment robbery Sunday, March 6, 2016.
According to News 12, the robbery occurred shortly before 11:00pm at the “Park Place Apartments on South Church Street near Lanie Avenue.” Police apparently told media two suspects “knocked on [Mr. Ortiz’s] door and demanded money. [Mr. Ortiz] was shot by one of the suspects during an ensuing struggle.” Mr. Ortiz was flown to the hospital with gunshot wounds following the attack. His current condition has not been released.
Police have allegedly made at least one arrest in connection with the shooting.
Our Legal Take
Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the subject apartment complex, and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the assailants gain entry to the apartment? What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, deadbolts, and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting?
- Were the assailants tenants of the apartment complex and, if so, was a criminal background check performed by the apartment complex owner or management prior to residency?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents 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, Mr. Ortiz or his family may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries.
Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim 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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