Could this senseless Brevard restaurant shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Shelton?
Restaurant security measures are in question after 68-year-old Waybern Shelton was shot during an armed robbery outside a restaurant on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Brevard police told 7 News, “the shooting happened at [a restaurant] at 344 S. Broad St., around 1:30 a.m.” Investigators are still searching for the gunman who “robbed two people in the parking lot” before opening fire. Mr. Shelton was flown to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper abdomen, per WYFF 4 reports. His current condition has not been released.
Did negligent security contribute to this violent parking lot robbery? 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 Mr. Shelton may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in North Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant patrons and staff 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 senseless shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, clear windows, and security patrols, were in place to protect Mr. Shelton at the time of the stabbing?
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 restaurant or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Waybern Shelton may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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