Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Fatal Eufaula Nightclub Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to the fatal shooting of this young man? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a claim for compensation.
22-year-old Devanta Deon Davis, of Georgetown, GA, was reportedly shot and killed at the Jazzy Bones Club in Eufaula Sunday morning, May 8, 2016.
According to The Ledger-Enquirer, the fatal shooting “occurred at the Jazzy Bones Club, 621 East Barbour Street, in Eufaula at approximately 12:38 a.m.” Mr. Davis was, according to the news report, “shot inside the club.”
Police have not yet identified a gunman or motive, leaving some local residents concerned. Neighbors reportedly voiced questions and concerns to WTVM News, including “how someone was able to bring a gun inside the club.”
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to patrons of the subject nightclub and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What nightclub security measures, such as weapons screenings, bag checks, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting? How did any such precautions fail?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the owner or management to deter future crime?
Generally, nightclub 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 establishment failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Devanta Davis may elect to seek justice and 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 property 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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