Security Breach? Our Legal Take: 1 Killed in Beauclerc Apartment Armed Robbery
A 23-year-old young man was reportedly “shot during an armed robbery at [the] Beauclerc Apartments” in Pensacola Monday night, January 11, 2016.
According to ABC 3, the young victim was inside a Beauclerc apartment on East Burgess Road when two armed men entered demanding money. He was reportedly shot during the course of the aremd robbery.
Police have not yet identified suspects in the shooting.
Our Legal Take
Residents and guests of apartments have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to residents and guests of the apartment complex, and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did the gunmen gain entry to the property and residence? What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, deadbolts, and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner and management to deter future crime?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents and guests 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 young decedent 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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