Could This Houston Apartment Shooting Have Been Deterred?
A shooting in the laundry room of the San Lucas Apartments reportedly claimed the life of Jose Ortiz Martinez Thursday, February 23, 3017.
According to KPRC 2 News, Mr. Martinez “was with friends in a San Lucas Apartments laundry room when some sort of altercation broke out and 30 minutes later, [Mr.] Martinez was shot in the head.” Police have apparently not yet identified a suspect or motive, per ABC 13 reports.
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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 in the apartment complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, guest screening, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Was apartment security or management aware of the initial laundry room altercation, as reported by ABC 13? Were any efforts made to safely and separately remove those involved in the initial dispute from the premises?
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 apartment complex failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Jose Ortiz Martinez 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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