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Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Juwan Rashik Williams and Demetrius Elijah Estes Killed in Tarrytown Apartment Shooting, Newport News

Did negligent security contribute to the tragic deaths of Juwan Rashik Williams and Demetrius Elijah Estes? We represent, and have recovered millions of dollars for, individuals who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent apartment security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims’ families may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation.

Local News

19-year-old Juwan Rashik Williams and 21-year-old Demetrius Elijah Estes were reportedly shot and killed outside of the Tarrytown Apartments in Newport News Saturday, November 12, 2016.  According to News 3, gunfire erupted “at the Tarrytown apartment complex…just after 6:30 p.m.” Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting.

Our Legal Take

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.

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    How did the gunmen gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?

  • Crime reports, from, reveal a number of recent assaults and robberies in the area. Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect residents and guests?

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 families of Mr. Estes and Mr. Williams may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim 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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Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe 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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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