Could this tragic Dayton nightclub shooting have been prevented?
A shooting outside a Dayton jazz club claimed the lives of 28-year-old Ashley James and 29-year-old Darion Harris Saturday morning, April 21, 2018.
According to News 2, “police were called to [a jazz club] on Lakeview Avenue just after 3:30 a.m.” Officers discovered Mr. Harris and Ms. James suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle outside the club. Tragically, both succumbed to fatal injuries.
A suspect has since been charged in connection with the deadly shooting, per Dayton Daily News 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 the victims’ families may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Ohio, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons 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 patrons 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 business owner or managment failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the families of Ashley James and Darion Harris may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths.
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 victims’ families 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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