Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman living in the Chapel Oaks apartment complex located at 859 Buchanan Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Police were dispatched to this location after someone claimed they had been robbed at gunpoint. When the police arrived to the complex, they found a woman who had been shot. However, the shooting victim was not the 911 caller. Police believe the shooting and the armed robbery are connected, but they are not exactly sure how.
According to a local news source, wane.com, investigators named Leon Lumpkin as a person of interest in the shooting. If you have any additional information regarding the situation, please contact the Fort Wayne Police Department.
Attorney contributor Jeff Gibson has experience representing victims of preventable violent crime, such as apartment shootings or bar stabbings.
“All commercial property owners have a legal duty to prevent any foreseeable violent crime from happening on their premises. Therefore, property owners of bars, parking lots, and apartment complexes must provide adequate security to protect their patrons”, stated Mr. Gibson.
“In some cases of apartment complex violence, the property owner may be liable if there is negligent security. However, this could only be the case if it is proven that the violence occurred due to inadequate security or if the property has a history of criminal violence. Essentially, if the violence was reasonably foreseeable and only occurred due to inadequate security, the victims and their families could have a case for a lawsuit against the property owner“, explained Mr. Gibson.