Click2Houston claims it was on Tuesday May 28th when a man was stabbed to death by an apartment complex employee in the leasing building of The Plantation at the Woodlands apartments. The victim was a resident of the apartment complex, which is located at 3720 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX.
Police believe it was an argument between the victim and his perpetrator that caused the stabbing. The victim was taken to the hospital where he later died. Officials are still investigating the situation and questioning the suspect.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan discusses liability in violent crimes at apartment complexes.
"The owners of housing buildings, like apartment complexes, have a legal duty of keeping their residents safe while on their property. The owner must provide adequate security to prevent any foreseeable criminal violence. This includes measures like security cameras, guards, along with well-lit gates and fences", stated Mr. Lenahan.
"In apartment complexes with a prior history of crime, the owner may be seen as negligent if they do not provide appropriate and preventative security measures. Additionally, if their negligence allows a stabbing or shooting to occur, then the owner may be held liable for the violent crime", said Mr. Lenahan.