Could the Death of This Young Father Have Been Prevented?
25-year-old father of two, Jaquan Harris, was reportedly shot and killed inside the Lofts at Commerce apartment complex in south Richmond Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
According to The Richmond Times-Dispatch, the fatal shooting occurred around 11:00 p.m. at the “Lofts at Commerce apartments at 700 Stockton St.” Mr. Harris was apparently shot “in the fourth-floor hallway of the secure-entry apartment building where he lived. Tragically, he succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.
WTVR reports, a second person was transported to the hospital by with injuries following the shooting. It is unclear how that person was involved.
Did negligent security contribute to the senseless shooting of a young Richmond father? 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 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 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.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the reportedly “secure-entry” building? What security measures, such as gated entry, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents at the time of the shooting? How did any such precautions fail?
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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Jaquan Harris 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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