Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Fatal Las Vegas Apartment Shooting
A 21-year-old young man was reportedly shot and killed outside the Adobe Villas apartment complex Wednesday evening, January 27, 2016.
According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, gunfire erupted outside “the Adobe Villas apartments,” on E. Lake Mead Boulevard, shortly before 7:30pm. Police have apparently not yet identified the gunman or a motive in the attack. The Review-Journal reported that a “botched home invasion” robbery and shooting occurred at the Adobe Villas in February 2005.
Our Legal Take
Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. Given the reported history of criminal activity on property, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex, and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as ID-controlled entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting?
- Following the prior reported home invasion, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management to deter crime?
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, the family of the young victim 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 victim’s 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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