Could the death of this young man have been prevented?
Gunfire broke out at the Lee Walker Heights apartment complex Saturday night, April 21, 2018, claiming the life of 21-year-old Devon Jervay Harvin and leaving another man injured.
According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, police responded to shots fired at “Lee Walker Heights just after 9 p.m. Saturday.” Two victims were transported to Mission Hospital, where Mr. Harvin tragically succumbed to fatal injuries. The second victim’s condition and identity have not been released.
Mr. Harvin’s sisters, Clarissa and Courtney, are calling on the community to speak out and bring their brother’s killer to justice, per WLOS reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Devon Harvin’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in North Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents and guests at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or managment failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Devon Jervay Harvin may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the other victim of this shooting may pursue legal claims 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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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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