Could a fatal security lapse have contributed to the death of this young man?
25-year-old Brandon Limar Williams was reportedly shot and killed outside TJ’s Sports Tavern in Newport News early Friday morning, February 10, 2017.
According to WAVY News 10, the shooting occurred “at TJ’s Sports Tavern on Huntington Avenue,” shortly before 1:00 a.m. Police apparently discovered Mr. Williams in the parking lot and transported him to the hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
Police have apparently since made an arrest in connection with the shooting. WTKR reports, the alleged suspect is facing multiple charges, including “first degree murder” and “attempt[ed] robbery.”
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 Virginia, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant 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 restaurant 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 parking lot failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Brandon Williams may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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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